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CDFA Santa Barbara County Public Meeting Webinar on Treatment Plans in Your Area
September 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A tiny insect called the Asian citrus psyllid has been found nearby and can spread a deadly citrus tree disease called Huanglongbing as it feeds on citrus tree leaves. Emergency treatment and quarantine action is needed to protect California from the negative economic and environmental impacts the establishment of this pest and disease would cause.
The best way to protect citrus trees from Huanglongbing is to stop the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has consulted with scientists and pest experts about methods to prevent the spread of the ACP through treatments. Treatments are ONLY for citrus and are free of cost. All residents of properties scheduled for treatment for ACP will be notified at least 48 hours prior to the application. A webinar meeting for your area has been organized by CDFA to address planned treatment activities.