NOTICE: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
On December 15, 2017, one Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, a serious exotic pest, was identified from the city of Dinuba, Tulare County. This detection indicates that a breeding population exists in the area. The infestation is sufficiently isolated and localized to be susceptible to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) ACP treatment work plan, which includes treatment with foliar and soil-applied insecticides.
A Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) has been certified which analyzes the ACP treatment program in accordance with Public Resources Code, Sections 21000 et seq. The PEIR is available at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/peir/. The treatment activities described below are consistent with the PEIR.
In accordance with integrated pest management principles, the CDFA has evaluated possible treatment methods and determined that there are no physical, cultural, or biological control methods available to eliminate the ACP from this area.
For any questions related to this program, please contact the CDFA toll-free telephone number at 800-491-1899 for assistance.