Cal Department of Food and Ag to hold meeting regarding Asian citrus psyllid treatment
Last Updated: 83 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It is a small bug that could cause a huge problem in Kern County.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture will be in Kern County to meet with Wasco residents that have been affected by the Asian citrus psyllid.
The pest was discovered last month in the Wasco area.
The bug spreads bacteria, causing leaves to turn yellow at their fruit to become misshapen and bitter.
The trees eventually die.
The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wasco Veteran's Hall. Officials will discuss treatments that are going to take place on the trees within a 800-meter zone around the initial citrus psyllid find.
The Hall is at 1202 Poplar Street.
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