Asian Citrus Psyllid Found in Tulare County


Agriculture officials reported that an Asian citrus psyllid was found in Tulare County, Calif.

The pest, which spreads citrus greening, was discovered in a commercial orchard near Strathmore, according to Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita.

The psyllid was discovered in a trap maintained by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. However, the pest was not in a suitable condition to test to ascertain whether or not it was hosting citrus greening bacteria.

Trees in the area are showing no signs of the disease. The department now plans to deploy additional traps and survey additional trees in the area.