LETTUCE MOSAIC HOST-FREE DISTRICT AND PERIOD
State Miscellaneous Ruling
The Secretary finds that lettuce mosaic virus disease exists
in certain lettuce growing areas of California and that this pest cannot
be eradicated or effectively controlled by recognized ordinary means.
A. Hosts. Lettuce (Lactuca spp.) and endive
or escarole (Cichorium endivia).
- Host-Free District. The entire County of Monterey.
- Host-Free Period. The host-free period for the
district described in subsection (B) shall commence on December 7 and
end on December 21 of each year.
- Restrictions. No host plant including greenhouse
seed crop plants or transplants or part thereof, except seed, shall
be planted or maintained in any state of cultivation or growth in any
lettuce mosaic host-free district during the host-free period unless
authorized under a permit issued by the Secretary or agricultural commissioner
of the county in which the district is located. During the existence
of the host-free period, any host plant or part thereof, except seed,
which is planted, growing or being cultivated or maintained within a
host-free district, is a public nuisance and subject to all the laws
which relate to the abatement of such nuisance.