Official Pest Report
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Diaphorina citri (Asian Citrus Psyllid): APHIS Establishes a Quarantined Area in Nevada

Country:
United States
Posted Date:
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:00
Display title:
Diaphorina citri (Asian Citrus Psyllid): APHIS Establishes a Quarantined Area in Nevada
Contact:
Angela McMellen-Brannigan, Citrus Health Response Program National Coordinator, at 301-851-2314.
Report:

Effectively immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA), is establishing a quarantine for the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in Clark County, Nevada. APHIS is taking this action in response to an NDA proclamation implementing an ACP quarantine in Clark County, Nevada. Following consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, APHIS is establishing a parallel federal quarantine.

APHIS is applying safeguarding measures on the interstate movement of regulated articles from the newly regulated area in Clark County. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of ACP to non-infested areas of the United States.

The specific changes to the regulated areas in Nevada can be found at:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/citrus-greening

Under IPPC Standards, Diaphorina citri is considered to be a pest that is present, only in some areas, and subject to official control to limit its spread in the United States.