State and county investigate citrus disease in Fallbrook
Last updated 1/7/2021 at 12:17pm
State agricultural inspectors have detected bacteria on an insect that can cause a plant disease that is not harmful to people or animals, but is deadly to citrus trees and is a dangerous agricultural threat in routine pest trapping in Fallbrook.
A routine spot check by the California Department of Food & Agriculture, Dec. 28, collected a group of four adult Asian citrus psyllids from a citrus tree on residential property in the Fallbrook area of San Diego County carrying the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. These bacteria can cause a citrus disease called huanglongbing.