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Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards

County of Kern
Agriculture and Measurement Standards
ACP Nymph Stage
ACP Adult Stage
Asian Citrus Psyllid
ACP Life Stages
 

 
12/11/2012

CDFA has developed a Response Plan to determine whether or not there is an established ACP infestation in Tulare County.

CDFA has released updated maps of the Lindsay/Strathmore and Terra Bella 800 M eradication areas.

CDFA has also released updated maps of the 37 square mile Lindsay/Strathmore and 31 square mile Terra Bella restricted boundaries.

To date no suspect samples of ACP have been found in Kern County.

 

 
12/07/2012

Read the latest Kern County ACP Update on Tulare County psyllid finds.

CDFA has set "Restricted Areas" for the movement of citrus and plants in the areas around the finds. Maps of the Lindsay/Strathmore and Terra Bella 800 M treatment areas are now available.

California Citrus Mutual has issued a Press Release supporting CDFA's intensive eradication program now underway in the San Joaquin Valley.

Citrus growers, PCA's, PCO's and others are invited to a Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program sponsored ACP meeting on December 11, 2012 in Tulare.

To date no suspect samples of ACP have been found in Kern County.

 

 
11/30/2012
ACP has been discovered in Tulare County, CA. CDFA has established a quarantine zone around the two finds and Tulare County citrus industry members are entering into compliance agreements for fruit and plant material movement in and out of the quarantine area. The two ACP trapped were not able to be tested for HLB because of the poor condition of the samples. The quarantine boundary does NOT extend into Kern County at this time. Subsequent finds, if any, may shift this boundary. Kern County citrus growers/haulers/processors may need to sign a compliance agreement if their fruit will transit from, through or to Tulare County. We are also providing the necessary forms for local industry members who operate inside the quarantine zone as a courtesy:
    Master Compliance Agreement
    Production Nursery Compliance Agreement (Exhibit A)
    Packer/Processor/Handler Compliance Agreement (Exhibit C)
    Non-Contiguous Transport Compliance Agreement (Exhibit C2)
    Grower/Grove Manager Compliance Agreement (Exhibit D)
    Harvester Compliance Agreement (Exhibit E)
    Transporter/Hauler Compliance Agreement (Exhibit F)
    Retail Nursery Compliance Agreement (Exhibit R)
More information on the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) is available on the CDFA website.

To date no suspect samples of ACP have been found in Kern County.

 

 
05/11/2010
Kern County now has a total of 1,379 yellow panel sticky traps set within the 3 mile buffer zones adjacent to commercial citrus orchards and urban areas. Kern County trapping staff members continue to set traps upon finding additional hosts in these areas. We are starting our third servicing of these traps. All of the yellow panel sticky traps that have been reviewed in Fresno by California Department of Agriculture pest detection staff members have been negative for ACP.

To date no suspect samples of ACP have been found in Kern County.

 

 
04/09/2010
Department technicians have taken over responsibility for servicing all Kern County traps set by California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) staff members. There are a total of 915 yellow panel sticky traps set in Kern County within the three mile buffer zone around commercial citrus groves and in urban areas. Servicing of these traps began on Monday, April 5, 2010. Kern County technicians began placing traps in urban areas of the county on Monday, April 5, 2010 and traps will continue to be placed at a rate of 5 traps per square mile. This activity should conclude on or around April 23, 2010. To date there are 173 traps in urban areas. Servicing these urban traps will start on Wednesday April 14, 2010. Currently there are a total of 1,088 traps set in Kern County for ACP.

To date no suspect samples of ACP have been found in Kern County.

 

 
04/06/2010
Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) is an insect pest capable of spreading Huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating bacterial disease of citrus trees. HLB is transmitted to healthy trees by the psyllid after it feeds on infected plant tissue. ACP feeds mainly on Citrus spp., as well as at least two species of Murraya and several other plant species.

ACP has been detected in Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas. Both ACP and the disease have been found in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina. Both ACP and HLB have been detected in Mexico as well. HLB infected psyllids have caused devastation to citrus in Asia, India, parts of the Middle East and South and Central America. ACP can be spread by movement of incoming nursery stock, citrus fruit with leaves, stems, contaminated conveyances, etc. ACP early detection is key in preventing the spread of this insect pest and the potential spread of HLB.

ACP has not been detected in Kern County but has been found in southern California counties.

HLB has not been found in California.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and County Agricultural Commissioners are placing ACP traps in buffer zones within three miles of commercial citrus orchards at a rate of 15 traps per square mile in citrus producing counties.

On Monday, March 8, 2010 Kern County Department of Agriculture staff members began placing yellow panel sticky traps within the three mile buffer zone around commercial citrus orchards in the southern part of the county. A total of 6,765 traps will be set in Kern County. Every trap will be located using GPS technology. This will allow for mapping ACP presence/spread and also for recording areas surveyed with no ACP found. The traps will be checked monthly and will be maintained through September 2010.


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