Psyllid meetings for growers Wednesday
Citrus growers and packers will be updated on plans for a citrus quarantine during two meetings Wednesday at the Heritage Complex at the International Agri-Center grounds in Tulare.
The first meeting on Wednesday will be from 9 a.m. to noon for growers north of Highway 137.
The second meeting, scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be for growers and packers south of Highway 137.
Both meetings are being coordinated by the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner's Office.
The quarantine is being planned in response to the discovery of an Asian citrus psyllid in a commercial grove near Strathmore in October. The psyllid can carry the greening disease, which is a huge threat to the citrus industry if it were to become rooted in the county.
A meeting for commercial nurseries is planned for 9 a.m. on Dec. 3 at the Ag Commissioner’s office across the street from the Agri-Center.