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Pest and Plant Disease found in surrounding Alhambra Communities
Jul 18, 2016
Pest and Plant Disease found in surrounding Alhambra Communities
Infestations of an exotic insect know as Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and a bacterial disease called huanglongbing (HLB) have been detected in host plants in the City of San Gabriel and portions along the boards of the City of Alhambra.
 
Direct injury caused by ACP results from the withdrawal of large amounts of sap from the plant as they feed and produce copious amounts of honeydew. The honeydew coats the leaves of the tree, encouraging sooty mold to grow. However, the most serious damage is fatal to citrus trees. Establishment of ACP and HLB in California can negatively impact all backyard citrus trees.
 
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm at the San Gabriel Elks Lodge, located at 1373 East Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will be present to answer any questions. 
 
More information available at the CDFA website: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/acp/
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