Citrus Pests and Diseases
Pests and diseases are a fact of life in the farming business. CCM works to ensure citrus growers have access to the resources necessary to produce a healthy and profitable crop. We work with state and federal agencies to keep your crop protection tool box full and your trees healthy.
Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing
The Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing are perhaps the two biggest threats to the future of the California citrus industry. In 2009, CCM led the charge to create the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program with the goal of preventing HLB from infecting commercial citrus in California.
CCM has been a leader in the effort to secure federal support in the fight against the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing (HLB). Years ago, CCM lobbied Congress to expand USDA funding for the Citrus Health and Response Program to include California’s needs relative to operational activities directed by the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.
CCM with the help of Bayer CropScience, put together a series of ACP/HLB strategy and prevention meetings throughout California in an effort to keep the citrus industry unified on possible steps moving forward in the prevent of ACP and HLB. Read the full summary of these meetings here.
Protecting Prominent Materials
CCM frequently meets with the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the U.S. and California Environmental Protection Agencies, and others to keep valuable materials in the market.