Nolan Lemon (919) 855-7008
USDA EXPANDS CITRUS GREENING AND ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID QUARANTINE TO PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA
Under the federal order, Orleans Parish is quarantined for both HLB and ACP, while Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes are quarantined only for ACP. Due to the parallel quarantine established by Louisiana on June 30, only those parishes with HLB or ACP will be quarantined and placed under regulatory controls. The federal order also maintains a statewide quarantine for HLB in Florida. In addition, the order maintains a statewide quarantine for the ACP in Florida as well as in Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and 32 counties in Texas.
Nursery stock from areas quarantined for HLB only can be moved interstate for immediate export accompanied by a limited permit. In order for ACP-host material to be shipped from ACP-quarantined areas, it must be treated, inspected and accompanied by a limited permit that prevents distribution to any citrus-producing states or territories where the ACP is not present. The interstate movement of citrus fruit is not restricted by the federal order.
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