San Diego County LBAM meeting set for May 13

The light brown apple moth (LBAM) quarantine in San Diego County will end May 13th. There will be no further LBAM restrictions on interstate (to other states) shipments of nursery stock or any other regulated commodity. Canada and Mexico will require three additional years of crop land trapping to meet their import requirements. Quarantine traps will no longer be required and will be removed unless you request and pay for continued servicing.

We anticipate the light brown apple moth (LBAM) quarantine in San Diego County will end May 13th. At that time, important changes will take place.

After the quarantine ends:

  • There will be no further LBAM restrictions on interstate (to other states) shipments of nursery stock or any other regulated commodity.
  • Canada and Mexico will require three additional years of crop land trapping to meet their import requirements.
  • Quarantine traps will no longer be required and will be removed unless you request and pay for continued servicing.

Pre-quarantine program available:

The purpose of a pre-quarantine program is to avoid possible shipment delays, if a quarantine occurs, by having the requirements (compliance agreement, visual inspection and trapping) already in place. Since we already have all requirements met for all known growers, maintaining a pre-quarantine compliance status only requires continued trap servicing.

Join us for an informational meeting:

We will explain the pre-quarantine program, answer questions, discuss the cost of servicing these traps, and sign-up interested growers.

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Farm Bureau, 1670 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, Calif., 92027

If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in the pre-quarantine program, we need to hear from you by May 6, 2011. Please call us at 760-752-4700 to sign-up or ask questions.

For additional information about LBAM, go to:

CDFA LBAM Project website.

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