What Will Happen if HLB is Found Near You? Find Out April 16-18 | Citrus Insider

What Will Happen if HLB is Found Near You? Find Out April 16-18

Statewide

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program is hosting informational meetings throughout California to inform citrus growers, packers and haulers about what to expect from CDFA’s regulatory response if Huanglongbing is found within five miles of a commercial citrus business. Attendees will learn about the regulatory processes an HLB detection would trigger and have time to speak one-on-one with meeting presenters. These educational meetings, named “The State of HLB in California,” will take place on April 16 in Escondido, April 17 in Santa Paula and April 18 in Exeter.

Each meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of how Asian citrus psyllids and HLB spread – Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Entomologist, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • What to expect from CDFA if HLB is found in or near a commercial grove – CDFA
    • Review regulatory response to the following scenarios:
      • HLB is detected in your grove
      • Grove is within 400 meters of HLB detection
      • Grove is within the 5-mile HLB quarantine
    • Overview of what type of compliance paperwork growers, packers, haulers will need if in the 5-mile HLB quarantine zone
  • The current status of ACP and HLB in California – CDFA

After each meeting, there will be time for attendees to speak directly with the presenters and others, as well as gather information from the day’s presentations, during an informal “resource fair.”

Meeting Dates and Locations
Note: RSVP is not required but is encouraged. RSVP for one of the following meetings here.

Tuesday, April 16
9 – 11 a.m.
San Diego County Farm Bureau
420 S. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
RSVP Here

Wednesday, April 17
10 a.m. – noon
Santa Paula Community Services Building
530 W. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
RSVP Here

Thursday, April 18
10 a.m. – noon
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building
324 N. Kaweah Ave.
Exeter, CA 93221
RSVP Here

Questions? Contact us at CitrusInsider.org/contact-us.


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