Current Insect and Disease Quarantines in Santa Clara County
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Quarantine on citrus fruits, leaves, and trees; curry plants
The Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) has been detected in San Jose and Milpitas. This insect pest can carry the disease huanglongbing (HLB) that is devastating for all citrus trees. Santa Clara County has some areas under quarantine for ACP. At present there are no areas under quarantine for HLB. Here's what the quarantine means:
- Home grown citrus fruit that is free of all stem and leaf material can be moved freely within and across ACP quarantine boundaries. Washing the fruit before taking it from within a quarantine area to a non-quarantine area is a good extra precaution to take.
- Plant material (other than fruit) from backyard citrus or curry leaf plants within an ACP quarantine area may be transported within that area. It may not be transported outside the quarantine area. It may be put into local green waste collection.
- Santa Clara County web page with link to quarantine map
- UC ANR pest note
- Protect California's citrus from ACP
Last updated: October 2016