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27 09, 2019

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Biosafety Level-3 Lab

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education, Pest and Disease, Research|0 Comments

On September 26, 2019, leaders from the California citrus industry and the University of California, Riverside gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a Biosafety Level-3 Lab that will be used by researchers to identify a cure for the devastating citrus plant disease Huanglongbing, or HLB. The state-of-the-art lab is the product of a partnership [...]

19 09, 2019

Testing for HLB Using PCR Technology – CDFA Lab Inside Look

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

  You can find the video here.    

12 09, 2019

From UC ANR: New web app shows residents’ proximity to HLB disease

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from a blog post by the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources written by Jeannette E. Warnert.  Click here to read the full article about the UC’s effort to educate residents about alternative backyard fruit trees. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources IGIS programmers, in collaboration with UC Cooperative [...]

29 08, 2019

Ribbon Cutting and Citrus Industry Appreciation Luncheon for Bio-Safety Level-3 Lab – September 26th

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Events, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Join the California Citrus Research Foundation, California Citrus Mutual, and the Citrus Research Board as we mark the completion of the Bio-Safety Level-3 Laboratory for HLB Research in Riverside, CA; the event is in partnership with UC Riverside. The day will kick-off at 10:00 am with a press conference and ribbon cutting. Immediately following we [...]

22 08, 2019

USDA 2018 Impact Report: By the Numbers

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Trade|0 Comments

Each year the USDA releases an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Report. We have included some notable facts from the report below. APHIS inspected and cleared 3.83 billion pounds of fresh fruit and 1.1 billion plants from 22 countries before being shipped to the United States; identified 130,493 individual pests found during U.S. [...]

22 08, 2019

Victoria Hornbaker named as Director of Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On Wednesday, August 21st CDFA Secretary Karen Ross announced the selection of Victoria Hornbaker as the Director of the new Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division. “Victoria started her career with California Department of Food and Agriculture in 2008 as the Vertebrate Pest Control Program Supervisor in the Integrated Pest Control (IPC) Branch.  She has [...]

22 08, 2019

Trade Delegation Visits South Africa

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Trade, Water|0 Comments

CCM President Casey Creamer visited South Africa last week as part of a California trade delegation.  The delegation was put together by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross.  Also participating was Karla Nemeth, Director of the California Department of Water Resources; Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation District; Randy [...]

15 08, 2019

Nationwide Updates on the Status of HLB

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On Monday, USDA hosted a monthly conference call for citrus-producing states and stakeholders to discuss local and federal activities relative to HLB. Florida reports that due to tree removal initiatives, more intensive farming practices, and nursery regulations, production has improved.  They know they are not out of the woods but after years of decline, then [...]

15 08, 2019

Long-awaited Resolutions

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Today, August 15,  within literally five-minutes, CCM received notice of two positive conclusions on subjects of keen interest.  More elaboration will follow in subsequent Market Memos, but the final final inspection for the BSL3 facility in Riverside has been concluded and the facility is now open for business!  USDA returned with biosecurity experts to ascertain [...]

8 08, 2019

U.C. Experts Webinar August 21st

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The next U.C. Experts Talk “Understanding effective citrus spray application through computer simulations” will be held via webinar on August 21, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sufficient spray deposition or coverage throughout target tree canopies is an ultimate goal of citrus pesticide application. Yet, how to achieve this goal is usually a challenge [...]