- Author: Therese Kapaun
Lindcove's second USDA-APHIS-PPQ Approved Pest Exclusionary greenhouse passed inspection this week, and is now ready for potting materials to be brought in. Carrizo rootstock seeds will soon be planted in cone flats, and seedlings should be ready for budding in early 2015.
Federal Asian citrus psyllid quarantine regulations require that citrus nursery stock be grown in protected structures such as this one. Although Lindcove does not grow plants for commercial use, all plants grown for research purposes must comply with the same regulations that govern California citrus nurseries. USDA staff conduct monthly greenhouse inspections, looking for openings that could permit small insects such as Asian citrus psyllid to enter the facility. Lindcove's first pest approved structure was certified in October of 2013.
More information on USDA-Approved Pest Exclusionary Facility requirements can be found at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) website under Federal Screenhouse Requirements for Interstate Movement, using the following link: