Glassy-winged Sharpshooter/Pierce's Disease Control Program

What is the process?

Step 1: Contact Us

For inspection of incoming plant material shipments, the receiver (nursery, landscaper, etc.) will contact one of the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures three offices, or fax shipment documentation to the dedicated Pest Prevention fax line at (805) 781-1035.

Step 2: Staff will call the Receiver

Staff from the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures will respond to the receiver to inform them of our estimated time of arrival.

Step 3: Plant Release

Staff from the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures will inspect plant shipments for Glassy-winged Sharpshooter. They will also verify the required certification accompanies the shipment. If the plants are free from Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, they will be released for sale or planting. 

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Current Job Openings in the Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures

Pest Detection Trapper-Temporary & Seasonal

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to stay active and involved in San Luis Obispo County? Do you like being outdoors while earning a supplemental income with a flexible schedule? If so, this is the place for you! The Agricultural Commissioner is recruiting temporary seasonal staff to assist with pest detection trapping in the County of San Luis Obispo.