Update to ACP and HLB Bulk Citrus Movement Requirements

Statewide

Effective March 12, 2024, the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division (CPDPD) has updated the requirements for moving bulk citrus fruit from an Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) quarantine zone to a packer/processor in a Huanglongbing (HLB) quarantine area. Citrus fruit may now be moved from any ACP quarantine zone to an HLB quarantine area for packing or processing without a mitigation, such as a pre-harvest treatment or field cleaning. One mitigation was previously required.

Listed below are some examples of potential bulk citrus movement that is now allowed without mitigation, per the CPDPD’s Citrus Grower/Grove Manager Information page:

  • Tulare County to HLB quarantine zone in Riverside County
  • Imperial County to HLB quarantine zone in Ventura County
  • Kern County to HLB quarantine zone in San Diego County

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Please note, safeguarding all fruit in transit is still required for all bulk citrus ACP/HLB quarantine movements, and all other quarantine requirements, such as those for invasive fruit fly quarantines, still apply. Trucks must be fully tarped or the vehicle must be fully enclosed.

In the instance that HLB is detected in new areas, this regulatory update may be revisited and revised by CPDPD.

For complete information regarding the mitigations required for fruit movement, please visit the CPDPD’s Citrus Grower/Grove Manager Information page.

For questions regarding citrus fruit movement requirements, please contact your local County Agricultural Commissioner or contact Keith Okasaki at Keith.Okasaki@cdfa.ca.gov or 916-274-6300.


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