The following press release was distributed on Sept. 15, 2016 by Placer County agricultural officials.
Insect that carries disease deadly to citrus trees found in Placer County
The Asian citrus psyllid, a small insect that can carry a devastating citrus tree disease, has been detected in Placer County. The disease, called Huanglongbing, and is also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, will kill any tree it infects and there is no known cure, other than prevention.
A call to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's tip line on Sept. 8 brought state inspectors to a property in western Lincoln where specimens...