Help Save California Citrus
Protect your citrus trees from a plant disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) that can kill
your trees. Learn how to save your citrus by protecting against HLB and the Asian citrus psyllid, the pest that can spread the disease.
Here are some tips provided by The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CDFA)
- Inspect your trees – when watering or pruning, look for the Asian citrus psyllid and HLB disease
Do not move citrus – refrain from bringing citrus fruit or plants into the area from Southern California, other states or countries because this could carry the pest or disease to the region
- Cooperate with agricultural inspectors – inspectors may request to inspect or treat your citrus trees
- Buy local – purchase citrus trees from reputable nurseries in your area to ensure you’re buying a healthy tree
- Dry or double bag plant clippings prior to disposal
- Report suspicious insects or diseases – call the California
Department of Food and Agriculture hotline (800-491-1899) if you think you’ve found the psyllid or disease
For more information regarding the threat to California, visit The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program website: citrus: http://californiacitrusthreat.org/
This upcoming Saturday, April 20th, our Garden will host our Opening Day and Old Fashioned Plant Sale. The Plant Sale is from 8am to noon. Come tour our Garden and bring home some wonderful plants for your garden.