New Requirements for Movement of Citrus into a Huanglongbing Quarantine Area

Regulatory

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has changed the requirements for moving citrus fruit grown outside of an Huanglongbing (HLB) quarantine area into the HLB quarantine area for final packing and processing.

There is also new protocol for moving citrus fruit grown outside of an HLB quarantine area and moved into the HLB quarantine for mitigation, and then moved back outside of the HLB quarantine area for final packing/processing.

If fruit is grown in Asian citrus psyllid Regional Quarantine Zones 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 and moved into the HLB quarantine area for final packing, the load must be completely tarped or in a fully enclosed vehicle and have a completed ACP-Free Declaration Form. Please note this only applies to fruit that will undergo final packing and processing in the HLB quarantine area.

If fruit is grown in Asian citrus psyllid Regional Quarantine Zones 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 and moved into the HLB quarantine area for mitigation, and then moved back outside of the HLB quarantine area for final packing/processing, the load must be:

  1. Transported into the HLB quarantine area completely tarped or in a fully enclosed vehicle and traveling with a completed ACP-Free Declaration Form then:
  2. Wet washed in the HLB quarantine area and transported completely tarped or in a fully enclosed vehicle with:
  3. A completed HLB Pest Risk Mitigation Form when moving out of the HLB quarantine area for final processing/packing.

Read the updated requirements in the Information for Citrus Growers/Grove Managers document.

Additional helpful documents can be downloaded below:

Questions? Please contact Keith Okasaki at keith.okasaki@cdfa.ca.gov.


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