VENTURA (AP) — California agriculture officials say a citrus destroying pest found in Ventura County has triggered a quarantine.
The adult Asian citrus psyllid, which is smaller than a grain of rice, was found in a trap in the coastal hamlet of La Conchita.READ MORE: How To Watch The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards
Department of Food and Agriculture secretary A.G. Kawamura said Monday his inspectors are working to determine the extent of the infestation. A pesticide spraying strategy is also being worked up.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
Ventura County has 24,000 acres of commercial citrus.
Discovery of the Asian citrus psyllid in San Bernardino County led to pesticide treatments in the Montclair and Upland areas earlier this month.MORE NEWS: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
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