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Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Removal of Light Brown Apple Moth quarantine area in Santa Barbara County, California
Date posted: 07/25/2011
Contact: Andrea Simao, LBAM National Program Manager, (301) 734-0930
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has removed Santa Barbara County, California from the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) quarantine area. APHIS is taking this action because no additional moths have been detected in Santa Barbara County.

The Federal Order describes the revised quarantine area and the requirements for the interstate movement of LBAM-regulated articles.

LBAM is an invasive pest that can attack more than 2,000 types of plants and trees, including nursery stock, cut flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It was first detected in California in March 2007.

APHIS classifies LBAM as a quarantine pest and has established a regulatory framework designed to maintain trade and interstate commerce, while protecting human health and the environment.

Under IPPC standards, Epiphyas postvittana is considered to be a pest that is absent: pest no longer present in Santa Barbara County, California in the United States.

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