Regulations

Citrus Greening

 

Citrus Growers and Caretakers

• Must sign a compliance agreement and submit a business plan

• Required to decontaminate upon exiting a grove

• Decontamination upon entering a grove is optional

• Only fruit being shipped to the European Union Markets are required to have pre-harvest inspections

• Only purchase trees from a certified nursery

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Pests-Diseases/Citrus-Health-Response-Program/Grower-and-Caretakers-Information

Oranges

Citrus Harvesters

• Must sign a compliance agreement and submit a business plan

http://forms.freshfromflorida.com/08359.pdf

Citrus Processors

• Must sign a compliance agreement and submit a business plan

• The business plan must determine the company procedures for decontamination

http://forms.freshfromflorida.com/08356.pdf

Citrus Packers

• Must sign a compliance agreement with the USDA

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Pests-Diseases/Citrus-Health-Response-Program/Citrus-Packing-And-Processing-Information

Citrus Nursersies

• As of January 1, 2007 all citrus nursery propagations must occur in enclosed greenhouses

• As of January 1, 2007 all citrus nursery propagations must occur in enclosed greenhouses

• New nursery sites must be one mile from citrus groves. Existing sites can remain, but must build their nursery structure to comply with all other regulations

• All budwood must be grown in structures meeting the rule requirements, tested annually for pathogens, registered with the Florida Division of Plant Industry and originated from screened budwood sources

• Nurseries must be inspected every thirty days

• All new nursery sites and structures must be approved by Florida Division of Plant Industry

• As of January 11, 2008, all plants and plant parts, including but not limited to nursery stock, cuttings, budwood, and seed (excluding fruit), of Citrus spp., Murraya spp., etc may not be moved between states from areas quarantined due to citrus greening

Nursery

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Pests-Diseases/Citrus-Health-Response-Program/Citrus-Nursery-Information
For more information on Florida citrus regulations, please contact the Division of Plant Industry 863-298-3000


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