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Nov 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM
California Department of Food and Agriculture spokesman Steve Lyle said Tuesday that the state is working to determine the quarantine's boundaries in Tulare County. The quarantine will go into effect next week.
Nov 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM
Tulare County officials say an Asian citrus psyllid was found in a trap pulled from a tree near Strathmore, southeast of Visalia, on Friday.
Apr 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM
A vital part of Kern County's economy faces a serious new threat. A disease that kills citrus trees has just been confirmed in the Los Angeles area, and local growers and experts say they are on the alert.
Apr 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — The iconic backyard orange tree, symbolic of the California lifestyle, is front and center in the battle now underway to save the state's nearly $2 billion citrus industry.
Mar 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM
A citrus disease that has killed millions of citrus trees and cost growers billions of dollars across Florida and Brazil has been detected in California, despite the industry's best efforts to keep it at bay.
Mar 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A citrus disease that has killed millions of citrus trees across Florida and Brazil has been detected in California, despite the industry's best efforts to keep it at bay.
Nov 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM
State agricultural officials say they'll use insecticide in Southern California next month to fight a pest that threatens citrus crops.
May 7, 2010 at 10:36 AM
A moth with a devastating appetite for grapes is causing worries in California's San Joaquin Valley, the country's top grape growing region.
Nov 18, 2009 at 2:05 PM
State agriculture officials have expanded and established quarantines in northern San Diego County to counter two insect infestations.
Aug 26, 2009 at 4:03 PM
California agriculture authorities say a potentially devastating citrus pest has now been found in Los Angeles, farther north in the state than ever before.
Aug 26, 2009 at 1:55 PM
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is promising San Joaquin Valley farmers that he will press the Obama administration for solutions to the region's water crisis.
Aug 25, 2009 at 12:15 PM
State agriculture officials are imposing a quarantine in part of Orange County after a bug capable of damaging the state's citrus industry was trapped there.
Jul 30, 2009 at 3:23 PM
State agriculture officials have ordered further tests on bugs found earlier this month that could be devastating to the state's citrus industry. State agriculture officials this week identified the bugs as Asian citrus psyllids.
Jun 18, 2009 at 6:16 PM
Agricultural officials from three countries are pledging to work together to stop the spread of a bug threatening California's citrus crop, most of which is grown in the San Joaquin Valley.
Feb 10, 2009 at 3:01 PM
State officials said Tuesday they're stepping up efforts to banish invasive species, including Quagga mussels that clog cooling pipe systems on the Colorado River and Asian citrus psyllids that threaten Southern California orange trees.