Effective date: 2/25/2015

    The following arthropods, nematodes, and pathogens, are declared to be plant pests and agricultural and public nuisances:
    (1) Arthropods:
    (a) Trioza erytreae — African citrus psyllid.
    (b) Diaphorina citri — Asian citrus psyllid.
    (c) Toxoptera citricida — brown citrus aphid.
    (d) Aphis gossypii — melon aphid.
    (2) Nematodes:
    (a) Plant-parasitic nematodes not known to occur in Florida. The following nematodes present a serious threat to Florida’s commercial citrus industry:
    1. Hemicycliophora arenaria — a sheath nematode.
    2. Meloidogyne species — root-knot nematodes.
    (b) Plant — parasitic nematodes, which are known to be established in Florida. The following nematodes present a serious threat to Florida’s commercial citrus industry:
    1.Radopholus similis — burrowing nematode.
    2. Tylenchulus semipenetrans — a citrus nematode.
    3. Pratylenchus coffeae — a root-lesion nematode.
    (3) Pathogens:
    (a) Citrus pathogens not known to occur in Florida. The following pathogens present a serious threat to Florida’s commercial citrus industry:
    1. Australian citrus dieback.
    2. Citrus chlorotic dwarf.
    3. Citrus leprosis virus.
    4. Citrus stubborn.
    5. Citrus sudden death.
    6. Citrus variegated cholorosis (seed-transmitted).
    7. Citrus vein-enation virus.
    8. Citrus yellow mosaic virus.
    9. Indian citrus ringspot virus.
    10. Satsuma dwarf virus.
    11. Witches’ broom disease of lime.
    (b) Economically important endemic citrus pathogens known to occur in Florida and tested by the Citrus Budwood Registration Bureau:
    1. Citrus canker.
    2. Citrus greening (huanglongbing).
    3. Citrus leaf blotch virus (seed-transmitted).
    4. Citrus psorosis virus.
    5. Citrus tatter leaf virus (apple stem grooving virus) (seed-transmitted).
    6. Citrus viroids.
    7. Concave gum/blind pocket (seed-transmitted).
    8. Citrus tristeza virus (severe strains).
    (4) Any plant virus, viroid, plant parasitic nematode, biotype or arthropod not listed and identified as injurious to citrus.
Rulemaking Authority 570.07(23), 581.031(1), (3), (8), 581.1843(3), (4) FS. Law Implemented 570.07(2), (13), 581.031(1), (14), (17), (23), 581.1843(3), (4) FS. History—New 12-26-06, Amended 2-25-15.