Current Insect and Disease Quarantines in Santa Clara County
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Quarantine on citrus fruits, leaves, and trees; also curry plants, an alternative host
This pdf from the Citrus Research Board describes—with excellent graphics—what the problem is, how to recognize the different stages of the ACP insect, how the disease HLB affects citrus, and the many ways that the insect than accidentally be transported into California.
Santa Clara County has some areas under quarantine for the ACP insect. As yet, there are no local areas under quarantine for the disease HLB. An HLB quarantine is in effect in parts of Southern California.
What the quarantine means
Can be moved out of quarantine zone
Home grown citrus fruit that is clean of all stem and leaf material can be moved out of the quarantine area. Washing the fruit is a good extra precaution to take.
Can be moved within quarantine zone
Plant material (whole plants, leaves) from backyard citrus or curry leaf plants may be transported within the quarantine area.
Can NOT be moved out of quarantine zone
Plant material other than fruit (whole plants, leaves) from backyard citrus or curry leaf plants can NOT be transported out of the area. However it CAN be put into local green waste collection.
- UC ANR pest note
- Citrus Research Board pdf
- Santa Clara County ACP page
- Santa Clara County quarantine map
- California ACP (insect) quarantine
- California HLB (disease) quarantine
Last updated: September 2017