Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division
Pest Hotline: 1-800-491-1899
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) established the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) in 2009 to sustain and protect California citrus in accordance with the Food and Agriculture Code, section 5911-5940. In response to increasing pest and disease pressure, the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee recommended that CDFA seek dedicated resources to implement the CPDPP. Dedicated resources were secured in the 2019 Budget Act and the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division (CPDPD) was established in July 2019. CPDPP activities previously carried out by the CDFA Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division have been transitioned to the CPDPD.
To protect California citrus from invasive pests and diseases through the development and implementation of effective policies and regulations.
To keep California citrus thriving in the face of emerging pest and disease threats.
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Asian Citrus Psyllid Plant Pest Threat
Learn about the threat to California citrus from the Asian citrus psyllid insect pest, carrier of Huanglongbing or yellow shoot disease, a lethal plant pathogen. (1:00:00)