Glassy-winged Sharpshooter/Pierce's Disease Control Program
What is this service?
Staff from the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures routinely inspect incoming Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (GWSS) host shipments to slow or stop the spread of GWSS. These shipments originate from GWSS infested areas and are destined to wholesale and retail nurseries where the plants are sold.
Nursery operators and residents purchasing GWSS host plants from nurseries in a GWSS quarantined county should call any one of the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures' three offices to set up an inspection.
Visit https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/pdcp/Regulations.html to view an updated list of GWSS host plants.
For current quarantine areas, refer to the California Department of Food and Agriculture Pierce's Disease Control Program Maps.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
What is the process?
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.
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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810 West Branch Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Tel: (805) 473-7090
Fax: (805) 473-7094
350 North Main Street Templeton, CA 93465
Tel: (805) 434-5950
Fax: (805) 434-5953
2156 Sierra Way San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
Tel: (805) 781-5910
Fax: (805) 781-1035
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy plants from a nursery in another county and bring them into San Luis Obispo County?
If the plants meet the various quarantine requirements within California and are shipped with the proper certifications.
Do inspectors ever find Glassy-winged Sharpshooter?
Yes. Some of the incoming shipments inspected have been infested. If a shipment is infested, it is rejected and returned to the place of origin.
I think I've seen a glassy-winged sharpshooter. What do I do ?
Try to collect a sample and bring it in to the closest County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures Office. If you are unable to collect/or bring in a sample, call the nearest office and we will send someone to your location.
Which counties in California are infested with the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter?
Visit the the California Department of Food and Agriculture Pierce's Disease Control Program to view an updated map of the counties that are currently quarantined for GWSS.