Citrus harvest will soon begin citrus in Kern County….the information provided below is to help prevent ACP from establishing in commercial orchards and assist in the movement of harvested bulk citrus.
1. To keep ACP from establishing in your orchard, make sure all equipment arriving and leaving the ranch is free from citrus stems and leaves – work closely with your packinghouse, hauler, and farm labor contractor so everyone is working on this important effort.
2. Provide training information for your field crews. Obtain a free training video for field crews in Spanish along with other training resources from the Citrus Insider website – link below.
3. Planning to move bulk citrus out of the quarantine zone? The CDFA document “Information for Citrus Growers/Grove Managers in an Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) Bulk Citrus Regional Quarantine Zone or Huanglongbing (HLB) Quarantine Area” can answer most questions. Click the link below to access this helpful document.
4. Make sure all CDFA regulatory documentation is completed prior to harvest. Click the link below for CDFA forms.
5. ALL loads of bulk citrus must be tarped even if the load is only traveling down the street.
Additional Questions?? Contact the local CDFA Cooperative ACP/HLB Program Office (559) 625-1040