USDA, ARS NATL GERMPLASM REPOS
1060 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD
Riverside CA 92507
Huanglongbing (HLB, aka citrus greening disease) was confirmed in Riverside County, California in a backyard tree (See attached news release). As a result, the NCGRCD and the University of California Riverside have been placed in a HLB Quarantine Zone. Presently, THE REPOSITORY CANNOT DISTRIBUTE ANY Rutaceous plant MATERIAL. This action does NOT affect requests for date palm germplasm.
The NCGRCD staff are working very closely with County, State, and Federal Regulators to implement a distribution program that will ensure recipients receive only germplasm from the Repository that has been rigorously tested for HLB-associated pathogens (and other citrus pathogens as well). If you are interested in placing a request for Citrus/Rutaceae germplasm, please contact us, but with the understanding that it may be several months before your request will be addressed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Links for more information about this HLB detection and the current quarantine status: