Citrus Quarantine Program (CQP)
Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)
Whether you are involved in the commercial citrus industry in San Diego County or simply have citrus trees on your property, stay up-to-date on the threat to San Diego County citrus presented by Huanglongbing (“HLB”, a disease fatal to citrus trees) and Asian Citrus Psyllid (“ACP”, the insect vector of the disease) via the links below. Contact the San Diego County Citrus Quarantine Program at CQP.AWM@sdcounty.ca.gov for more information. Commercial Growers can also contact the San Diego County Grower Liaison, Jason Schwartze at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (760) 828-5322.
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New! The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) Releases a new 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA), “What If California Citrus Disappeared?”
And if you haven’t seen the County of San Diego’s ACP/HLB PSA click below!
CPDPC endorses “Best Practices for Growers in Response to HLB in California.”
To provide California citrus growers with a strong toolbox of
options to protect their orchards from Huanglongbing (HLB), the Citrus
Pest & Disease Prevention Committee has endorsed the following
“Best Practices for Growers in Response to HLB in California.” The
recommendations – which are grouped based on a grower’s proximity to
an HLB detection – represent the most effective tools known to the
citrus industry at this time and are meant to supplement the
California Department of Food and Agriculture’s required regulatory
Growers are encouraged to use as many methods as feasible for their operation in order to limit the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and HLB, as the cost to manage the Asian citrus psyllid is far less than any potential costs or loss to the industry should HLB take hold throughout our state.
Please visit CitrusInsider.org/BestPractices for more information.
The following are links that are provided to assist both homeowners and industry members alike. If you have a particular question that you need assistance with please contact us at CQP.AWM@sdcounty.ca.gov
Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP)
Homeowner Oriented: https://californiacitrusthreat.org/
Industry Oriented: https://citrusinsider.org/
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) ACP Information