CDFA has declared a quarantine in Ventura County following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in two citrus trees on one residential property in the city of Santa Paula. These detections are the first HLB-positive trees in Ventura County. CDFA is working with the USDA and the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner on this cooperative project.
The detection will require a mandatory five-mile-radius quarantine area around the find site to restrict the movement of citrus fruit, trees, and related plant material. The quarantine area is bordered on the north by Ojai Road; on the south by E Los Angeles Avenue; on the west by Wells Road; and on the east by Balcom Canyon Road. HLB quarantine maps for Ventura County are available online at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/citrus/pests_diseases/hlb/regulation.html.
The California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) and the Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force are hosting a hybrid citrus industry meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. Join us in person or via Zoom to get the most recent detection and regulatory updates on HLB in Ventura County, as well as fruit fly in southern California.
When: Wednesday, October 4, 3:00 - 4 p.m.
Where: California Room, Ventura County Cooperative Extension Offices, 669 County Square Dr., Ventura CA
Or use this link to join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 833 9458 5323
- Welcome - ACP/HLB Grower Liaisons Sandra Zwaal and Cressida Silvers
- Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner -- Korinne Bell
- Update on HLB+ ACP detection in the county - Keith Okasaki, CDFA
- HLB and Fruit Fly Regulatory Review -- Keith Okasaki, CDFA
- Ventura ACP/HLB Task Force Update-- Maureen McGuire, Farm Bureau of Ventura County
- Q & A