Training for Field Crews: ACP Prevention Best Practices

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program is offering packinghouses and growers the opportunity to host a free Spanish-language training workshop for field crew staff about how to prevent Huanglongbing (HLB) from threatening the California citrus industry’s livelihood and infecting commercial orchards. We must all do our part if we’re going to protect California citrus from this disease – and field crews are the front line.

This hands-on training session will inform front-line leaders about what they can do to reduce the risk of spreading the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and HLB, and ultimately protect local orchards from the disease.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the threat of HLB to the California citrus industry.
  • Become familiar with best practices for field crews to prevent ACP from spreading.
  • Practice using effective communication techniques to help their crews and others understand these best practices and why they are important.

Are you interested in hosting a Train-the-Trainer workshop for your organization in August or September? If you are interested but do not have a suitable location for the workshop, we can identify an alternate location at no cost to you.

The CPDPP is offering these training sessions free of charge and hopes you will consider hosting one for your crew this fall. These workshops can serve as a valuable addition to pre-season meetings.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Natalie DeAngelo at 619-795-0808 or via email at

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