USDA REMOVES NEARLY 7,000 ACRES FROM PALE CYST NEMATODE QUARANTINE AREA IN IDAHO
July 9, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is advising the public that it has made changes to the area in the state of Idaho that is quarantined to prevent the spread of pale cyst nematode. The description of the quarantined area was updated on April 8, when approximately 3,488 acres were removed from the quarantined area, and on May 8, when an additional 3,333 acres were removed from the quarantined area. The fields removed from quarantine were in Bingham, Bonneville and Jefferson counties.
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