Category Archives: A-Rated

“A”
A pest of known economic or environmental detriment and is either not known to be established in California or it is present in a limited distribution that allows for the possibility of eradication or successful containment. A-rated pests are prohibited from entering the state because, by virtue of their rating, they have been placed on the of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Director’s list of organisms “detrimental to agriculture” in accordance with the FAC Sections 5261 and 6461. The only exception is for organisms accompanied by an approved CDFA or USDA live organism permit for contained exhibit or research purposes. If found entering or established in the state, A-rated pests are subject to state (or commissioner when acting as a state agent) enforced action involving eradication, quarantine regulation, containment, rejection, or other holding action.

fusarium oxysporum f. sp. canariensis mercier & louvet 1973


California Pest Rating Proposal for

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. canariensis Mercier & Louvet 1973 Date palm wilt

Proposed Rating: A

Comment Period: CLOSED


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Posted by ka

Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (Duggar) Hennebert 1973


California Pest Rating Proposal for

Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (Duggar) Hennebert 1973
Current Rating: A
Proposed Rating: A

Comment Period: 11/15/2019 through 12/30/2019


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Phytophthora ramorum Werres, De Cock & Man in ‘t Veld 2001


California Pest Rating Proposal for

Phtophthora ramorum Werres, De Cock & Man in ‘t Veld 2001
Current Rating: Q
Proposed Rating: A

Comment Period: CLOSED


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Chrysanthemum white rust – Puccinia horiana (Hennings 1901)

California Pest Rating Proposal for

Chrysanthemum white rust | Puccinia horiana (Hennings 1901)

Pest Rating: A

Comment Period: CLOSED


Author/Responsible Party:

Dr. Heather J. Scheck, Primary State Plant Pathologist/Nematologist, California Department of Food and Agriculture, 204 West Oak Ave, Lompoc, CA 805-736-8050 email: plant.health[@]cdfa.ca.gov.

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Proposed Pest Rating: A


Posted by ls

Lethal yellowing of palm phytoplasma | CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA PALMAE

California Pest Rating Proposal for

Candidatus Phytoplasma palmae (Lethal yellowing of palm phytoplasma)
[syn. Coconut lethal yellowing pathogen (Nutman & Roberts, 1955)]

Pest Rating: A

Comment Period: CLOSED


Author/Responsible Party:

Dr. Heather J. Scheck, Primary State Plant Pathologist/Nematologist, California Department of Food and Agriculture, 204 West Oak Ave, Lompoc, CA 805-736-8050 email: plant.health[@]cdfa.ca.gov.

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Consequences of Introduction: 1. Climate/Host Interaction:
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Comments may not be posted if they:

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Proposed Pest Rating: A


Posted by ls

Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson

California Pest Rating Profile for

Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T. Anderson: Indian swampweed
Lamiales- Acanthaceae
Pest Rating: A | Proposed Seed Rating: P


Comment Period: CLOSED
Author:

Raj Randhawa, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Room 221, Sacramento CA 95814, (916) 654-0317, plant.health[@]cdfa.ca.gov.

Responsible Party:

Dean G. Kelch, Primary Botanist; California Department of Food and Agriculture; 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; Tel. (916) 403-6650; plant.health[@]cdfa.ca.gov.


Pest Rating: A | Proposed Seed Rating: P


Updated on 7/12/2019 by ls

Alstroemeria necrotic streak virus

California Pest Rating Profile for

Alstroemeria necrotic streak virus
Pest Rating: A

Comment Period CLOSED: 4/3/2019 – 5/18/2019


Author/Responsible Party:

John J. Chitambar, Primary Plant Pathologist/Nematologist, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Phone: 916-738-6693, plant.health[@]cdfa.ca.gov.


Pest Rating: A


Updated on 7/10/2019 by ls