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Citrus Greening Quarantine

Under provisions in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Chapter 19, Rule 19.616 (having to do with infested geographic areas subject to the citrus greening quarantine), the department has designated this page for declarations and descriptions concerning areas in Texas that are quarantined for citrus greening. Names, numbers and descriptions of quarantined areas are effective and enforceable when published online in the “Current Quarantined Areas” section of this page.

CURRENT-QUARANTINED AREAS.

  • Gulf Coast Quarantined Area. This area includes all of Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties in the State of Texas.
  • Valley Quarantined Area. This area includes all of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties in the State of Texas.

To determine whether you are inside a quarantined area, go to the map and enter your address in the box (Enter a location) to the right of the large bold-print.
     CLICK HERE to view interactive Map of Citrus Greening Quarantined Areas.

CHRONOLOGY OF CITRUS GREENING QUARANTINED AREAS.

12/09/2014. Valley Quarantined Area. On the basis of new data, the department hereby expands this previously (09/18/2014) named quarantined area to include of all of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties in the State of Texas.
 
09/18/2014. Gulf Coast Quarantined Area. On the basis of new data, the department hereby expands the previously (07/15/2014) quarantined area that includes all of Harris County to also include all of Fort Bend and Montgomery counties in the State of Texas.

09/18/2014. Valley Quarantined Area. This previously (04/21/2014) quarantined area consists of all of Cameron and Hidalgo counties in the State of Texas.

07/15/2014. Citrus Greening Quarantined Area. On the basis of new data, the department has expanded the citrus greening quarantine to include all of Cameron, Hidalgo and Harris counties in the State of Texas.

04/21/2014. Citrus Greening Quarantined Area.  On the basis of new data, the department expanded the citrus greening quarantine to include all of Cameron and Hidalgo counties in the State of Texas.

03/12/2014. Citrus Greening Quarantined Area 2.  On the basis of new data, the department expanded the citrus greening quarantine.  The new quarantined area encompassed an approximate 5-mile radius area near Harlingen, Texas.  The boundaries of the newly quarantined area were delineated by roads, identifiable boundaries, or landmarks to aid in the understanding and identification of the areas subject to quarantine regulations.

02/27/2014 Citrus Greening Quarantined Area 1. On the basis of new data, the department expanded the citrus greening quarantine, combining the three previously established quarantined areas (La Blanca, Mission and San Juan) and the area surrounding a new detection near Monte Alto, Texas, into one contiguous quarantined area.  The boundaries of the quarantine were delineated by roads, identifiable boundaries, or landmarks to aid in the understanding and identification of the areas subject to quarantine regulations.

02/04/2014. La Blanca Citrus Greening Quarantined Area. On the basis of new data, the department quarantined a new 5-mile radius area for citrus greening near La Blanca, Texas.

09/24/2013. Mission Citrus Greening Quarantined Area. On the basis of new data, the department quarantined a new 5-mile radius area for citrus greening near Mission, Texas.

01/13/ 2012. San Juan Citrus Greening Quarantined Area. On the basis of new data, the department quarantined a 5-mile radius near San Juan, Texas, for citrus greening. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the first detection in Texas of citrus greening, an extremely destructive plant disease that threatens the state's citrus industry. TDA immediately placed an emergency quarantine on the entire area within for a 5-mile radius of the infected trees. Except under a compliance agreement or special permit issued by the department, no citrus nursery trees inside the quarantined area may be moved, and no citrus trees outside the quarantined area may be moved into the quarantined area.

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