GARLIC PRODUCTION IN MONO COUNTY
State Miscellaneous Ruling
A. The Secretary finds that certain pests of garlic (Allium sativum), namely stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipaci), white rot fungus (Sclerotium cepivorum), garlic yellow stripe virus, and pink root (Pyrenochaeta terrestris), are not known to occur in the garlic production areas of Mono County specified in (b).
B. Area Under Quarantine. The quarantine area is established, or the purpose of maintaining the pest cleanliness of garlic plantings in that area, which, for purposes of this section, is denominated as follows:
1. "Antelope Valley": Beginning at the intersection of the California-Nevada State Line and the southern portion of Topaz Lake; then southeasterly along said state line to Eastside Road; then southwesterly along Eastside Road to Interstate Highway 395; then westerly along an imaginary line to the border of Toiyabe National Forest; then northerly along an imaginary line to T9N; then easterly along T9N to Interstate Highway 395; then northerly along said highway to Topaz Lake; then southeasterly along Topaz Lake to the point of beginning.
2. "Benton, Hammil, and Chalfant Valleys": Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 6 and the California-Nevada State Line, then southeasterly along said state line to its intersection with the Inyo National Forest Boundary, then southerly and easterly along said boundary to its intersection with the Inyo-Mono County Line, then westerly along said county line to its intersection with Fish Slough Road, then northerly along said road to its intersection with Black Rock Mine Road, then northwesterly along Black Rock Mine Road to its intersection with Joe Maive Road, then northwesterly along said road to its intersection with Yellow Jacket Road, then northerly along Yellow Jacket Road to its intersection with State Highway 120, then due north along an imaginary line to the point it intersects the Inyo National Forest Boundary, then northeasterly along said boundary to its intersection with the California-Nevada State Line, then southeasterly along said line to the point of beginning.
1. No garlic plant or part thereof shall be planted or maintained in any state of cultivation in the quarantine area unless a written application has been received and a permit has been issued by the Secretary or the Agricultural Commissioner for Mono County.
Such permit shall be issued provided the garlic is the progeny of plants tested by the University of California and found free of the garlic yellow stripe virus; has been produced under the provisions of Section 3044, et seq., "California Certified Seed Garlic," or is accompanied by a certificate issued by a State or county agricultural regulatory official verifying the garlic is of equivalent pest status as garlic produced under said provisions; and provided the Secretary or commissioner determines the garlic covered by the permit is free of the pests specified in subsection (a) and other serious pests of garlic.
2. No person shall bring into the quarantine area any machinery, parts of machinery, tools, equipment, or other appliances which have been used in garlic fields outside the quarantine area unless those appliances have been treated for garlic pests which may be carried on them. The treatment shall include a high-pressure steam cleaning or washing with water under pressure to remove all soil and debris, followed by treatment with a fungicide.
The agricultural commissioner shall be immediately notified of the arrival in the quarantine area of such appliances which shall be held for inspection by the commissioner before use in the quarantine area. If, upon inspection, soil or debris is detected, the appliances shall be treated, as specified above, or removed from the quarantine area.