Arizona nurserymen Stacey and Mark Loghry, Sunset Nursery, Yuma, Ariz., will be impacted by the upcoming USDA-APHIS sweet orange scab quarantine in Arizona.
Mark Spencer, partner, Associated Citrus Packers, Yuma, Ariz., hopes new APHIS quarantine regulations on packinghouses for sweet orange scab will not damage exported citrus.
Jerry Driedger, general manager, Marlin Ranching, Yuma, Ariz., does not foresee major changes in his farm operation due to SOS.
Sweet orange scab fungus on a grapefruit found in Texas. Photo courtesy of Brian McGrew of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
New wash tank regulations at Arizona citrus packinghouses are included in APHIS’ proposed SOS quarantine.
Western Farm Press