Concerned growers and other citrus industry representatives pack a meeting room at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif. July 30 to hear about quarantine restrictions related more local Asian citrus psyllid finds.
Citrus growers, packers, and other agricultural industry representatives hear how a quarantine will impact citrus groves and packing sheds in a 178-square-mile area in and around Porterville, Calif.
Beth Grafton-Cardwell, an IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist with the University of California, Riverside, explains treatment options and sampling proceedures for the Asian citrus psyllid at a meeting in Tulare, Calif.
CDFA inspector Dan Jones checks a trap in a commercial citrus grove near Porterville, Calif.
CDFA inspector Dan Jones performs a tap sample inspection of a residential citrus tree near Porterville. Tap sampling is another means to check for invasive pests, including the Asian citrus psyllid.
Darryl Castro, independent PCA, Tulare County, inspects a map outlining where psyllids were discovered in the county.
Ken Keck, president of the Citrus Research Board in California, shares Florida's perspective on the Asian citrus psyllid. Keck and his family own orange groves in Florida.
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita explains the quarantine measures state and federal regulators will start following after recent ACP finds in the county.
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