Exotic Pest Reporting
Citrus Greening Huanglongbing (Asian)
Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus
Citrus Greening Huanglongbing (Asian) (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) is a bacterial pathogen of citrus. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 2005.
Diaphorina citri, the Asiatic Citrus Psyllid, is a vector for this destructive disease. Currently, tree removal is the only effective control of the pathogen.
This bacterial pathogen has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.
Visit the Citrus Diseases program page for more information about this pest.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
05/22/2014 - Citrus Greening - Quarantine Area Expanded in Texas
04/21/2014 - New Import Requirements for Japanese Unshu Oranges
02/17/2014 - Citrus disease appears to be spreading in Texas
02/13/2014 - Multi-Agency Response to Devastating Citrus Disease
02/09/2014 - Farm bill includes money for citrus disease research
02/09/2014 - Quarantine takes effect
01/10/2014 - Asian citrus psyllid found in Ojai Valley
01/08/2014 - REGION: Citrus pest drives some growers to new crops
12/30/2013 - USDA syncs agencies on citrus greening
12/02/2013 - APHIS Confirms Citrus Greening in Mission, Texas
12/02/2013 - LDAF Issues Quarantine for Citrus Industry
12/02/2013 - SJ Valley ACP quarantine zones continue to grow
11/27/2013 - NAPPO - Citrus Greening Confirmed in Mission, Texas
11/22/2013 - Central Valley Business Times
11/22/2013 - Citrus Greening Poses Threat To Florida Beekeepers
11/20/2013 - Tree Pests and Pathogens
09/04/2013 - Saving Our Forests From Exotic Pests and Diseases
08/14/2013 - Pest Found in Curry Leaves
07/24/2013 - Citrus Psyllid Tops Current List of Pest Concerns