Citrus Canker Quarantine Information:
Florida is currently (August 2006) under a statewide quarantine by the USDA and no citrus fruit may leave the state unless the USDA has issued a Federal Certificate.
- October 2009 - New citrus fruit movement rules are now in effect. Please see the citrus fruit movement information document or Federal Rule for more information. Shipments to Arizona, California, Louisiana, Texas and Hawaii require additional certification.
- The citrus fruit movement rule includes homegrown citrus. This means any dooryard citrus fruit may move unrestricted within Florida, but may not move out of the state without a federal certificate. For more information please see the citrus movement information, Federal Rule or call the DPI helpline at 1-800-282-5153.
- Citrus Fruit Movement Information – October 23, 2009
- USDA Information - Federal Rule
- Shipping Residential Citrus Fruit
- Florida Origin Citrus Fruit Shipping Certification - Additional requirements for shipments to Arizona, California, Louisiana, Texas and Hawaii
- No citrus plants or plant parts may enter or exit Florida
Current citrus canker quarantine zone status for residential areas:
- Citrus can be replanted in residential areas, but must be purchased from certified nurseries that are registered with the state. If you purchase plants from a mobile vendor or flea market, ask to see their license. Report any questionable operations to the Division of Plant Industry Helpline 1-800-282-5153. Your cooperation is need to help stop the spread of citrus pests and diseases.
- Decontamination of equipment and personnel is no longer required for lawn maintenance companies.
- Citrus material (trees, fruit, rootstock, leaves, potted citrus plants, etc.) may not be moved from Florida, but may move within the state except for citrus black spot quarantine areas. See USDA information above. For more information call the helpline.