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NOTIFICATION OF NEW QUARANTINED AREA.

7/15/2014. Citrus Greening Quarantined Area.  This is notification that, 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), effective July 15, 2014, the department has expanded the citrus greening quarantine by adding all of Harris County in the State of Texas. As a result, the citrus greening quarantined areas now include all of Cameron, Hidalgo and Harris counties.  

To determine whether you are inside the 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 the map of the current quarantined areas.  

CHRONOLOGY OF CITRUS GREENING QUARANTINE AREAS.

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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