Bringing Regulated Plants, Fruits and Vegetables into California

Some of the important agricultural pests of concern to California are listed below, along with the states where they are known to occur as well as the plants, fruits and vegetables upon which they feed. Since not all pests of concern are listed below, you may access the Plant Quarantine Manual for more detailed information. Before you bring any of the regulated items mentioned below, you should first determine if they meet California's entry requirements. To do this, you can check with your current state's department of agriculture or contact us via e-mail at Pest Exclusion Info or by phone (916-654-0312). And to help us better answer your questions, please indicate the state where the material was grown or produced.

The entry into California of the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables listed below is regulated if they come from the States listed in the second column to the right, since there is a risk that these items may carry (act as hosts of) Quarantine Plant Pests (which are listed in the last column on the right)
The States listed below are known to have infestations within their borders of the Quarantine Plant Pests named in the last column to the right. The entry into California of host Plants, Fruits, and Vegetables from these states is regulated.
California State Exterior Quarantines are enforced against the following Pests that feed on the listed Plants, Fruits and Vegetables.
All plant parts of all species of Citrus, Fortunella, Poncirus, Aeglopsis, and Afraegle, except seed. For Florida only, all plant parts of all plants in the family Rutaceae, except seed. All except AZ Citrus Pests
All plant parts (except acorns) of the species chestnut, chinquapin, oak, and tanbark oak. All except AZ Chestnut Bark and Oak Wilt Diseases
All fruits and berries of host plants of Caribbean fruit fly, soil or planting media within the drip area of plants producing host material. All of PR and parts of FL Caribbean Fruit Fly
All plant parts of okra, kenaf, and cotton (Gossypium, and Thurberia); all used cotton harvesting equipment and related supplies. All except AZ and NC Cotton Pests
All fresh cherry fruit (domestic and wild); and soil or planting media within the drip area of host plants ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA and parts of CO Cherry Fruit Fly
All plant parts of the sweet potato and morning-glory plants. AL, AR, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TN, TX Sweet Potato Weevil
Trees and all plant parts capable of propagation (except seed) of Prunus spp. (except P. avium, P. besseyi, P. cerasus, and the evergreens). CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WV, DC Peach Yellows, Little Peach and Red Suture Diseases of Peach
Trees and all plant parts capable of propagation (except nuts) of Juglans and Carya. All states and districts east of and including MT, WY, CO, OK, TX. In NM, the counties of Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt. All states, except AZ, are regulated for brooming disease. Nut Tree Pests
All soil, nursery stock, or plants with roots, except as provided. AZ, and parts of AR, LA, NV, NM, OK, TX, UT Ozonium Root Rot
All trees and parts capable of propagation (except seed) of almond, apricot, peach, plum, prune, nectarine, Manchu cherry and western sand cherry. AZ, NM, and parts of CO, OK, TX Peach Mosaic Disease
All plant parts of corn, broom corn, sorghum and sudangrass; beans in pod, pepper fruits, aster, chrysanthemum, geranium, hollyhock, dahlia tubers with stems and gladiolus corms with stems. AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY, DC, and parts of FL, LA, TX and Canada European Corn Borer
Plants of tomato, pepper, eggplant, Irish potato tubers and associated soil. All except AK, HI, NV Colorado Potato Beetle
All species Diospyros trees and all parts capable of propagation (except seeds, buds and scions). All Persimmon Root Borer
All fresh fruit of apple (including crabapple), apricot, blueberry, cherry, hawthorn (haw), huckleberry, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, prune, quince; and soil or planting medium within the drip line of host plants. All states and districts east of and including ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, and parts of UT Plum Curculio and Blueberry Maggot
All earth, plants and plant parts with roots; all parts of plants produced below ground or soil level and all plant cuttings for propagation. Puerto Rico and AL, AR, FL, GA, HW, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Burrowing and Reniform Nematode
Corn or maize stalks, cobs, corn on the cob (fresh or dry); sugarcane stalks, cuttings, rooted plants and parts, except clean seed. AL, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NJ, NM, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA Cornstalk and Sugarcane Borers
Unhusked nuts of walnut and butternut (Juglans) and husk fragments; husks or husk fragments and nuts in the shell of pecans and hickory (Carya); containers, equipment, and vehicles used in association with such nuts and husks. All states for walnut husk flies, nut tree casebearers, and nut curculios. AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, and VA for pecan weevil and hickory shuckworm. Walnut and Pecan Pests
Viable cedar-apple galls, trees and plant parts of juniper, apple and crab apple, except as provided. AK and all states and districts east of and including MT, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX Cedar-Apple Rust Disease
All pine tree species and any plant part bearing terminal buds, needles or shoots. CT, DE, IL, IN, IA, MD, ME, MA, MI, M0, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, WA, WV, WI European Pine Shoot Moth
Prunus species (except evergreen species) trees and parts capable of propagation (except fruit pits). AL, AR, GA, MS, OK, SC, TN, WV Peach Rosette Disease
Small grains, ear corn, straw and hay (not pelletized), grass, sod, grass and forage seeds, fodder, plant litter; used harvesting equipment; cut or balled scotch pine, red pine, and Austrian pine trees. All states and districts east of and including MN, IA, MO, AR, LA; parts of ID, KS, MT, OR, UT, WA and Canada Cereal Leaf Beetle
Soil, sand, gravel and all plants and plant parts capable of propagation. Parts of FL West Indian Sugarcane Root Borer
Soil, growing media, humus, compost, manure (except commercial); plants with roots in soil, grass sod; crowns, bulbs, corms, tubers, etc. with soil; and any conveyance capable of harboring Japanese beetle. CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, DC; parts of AL, KS, MN, MO, WI; in Canada, parts of Quebec and Ontario provinces Japanese Beetle
Any hydrilla plant or plant part; and any thing which can transport viable hydrilla plant parts. All Hydrilla
Susceptible palm trees and tree parts capable of propagation (except seed). Parts of FL and TX Lethal Yellowing
All plants and plant parts, except fruit and seed of tomato. FL Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus