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17 11, 2017

Bottom Line: ACP and HLB by the Numbers

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Last week, the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program Committee and other industry members were advised that 100 HLB-positive trees detected and removed within 24 hours of detection in Orange County; Los Angeles County has 35 positive detections, all of which were removed; and, Riverside is now up to three finds. In the month of [...]

17 11, 2017

Sad but True – California Leads the Nation in Citrus Production as Florida Industry Declines

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

In late September, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report as part of a regular series about the production of citrus noting that for the 2016/17 season citrus production was down.  Ok, we knew that and we know this year’s California orange crop is down for a couple of reasons.  But looking at the [...]

17 11, 2017

Bank of the Sierra Awards CCM Special Grant for ACP/HLB Education

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual was recently awarded the “Sierra Grant” by The Bank of the Sierra to expand upon a project by two Visalia Unified School District teachers, Julie Cates and Amy Downs, and sponsored by California Citrus Mutual to introduce curriculum into elementary school classrooms about the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing. The curriculum incorporates [...]

16 11, 2017

Tulare County Board of Supervisors Acts to Protect Local Citrus Industry

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation this week to solidify the County's commitment to fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and prevent Huanglongbing (HLB) from spreading. Along with committing to the fight against the disease, the Board also passed a resolution allowing the Office of County Counsel to represent the County in [...]

10 11, 2017

Updated HLB Information Available on Citrus Insider

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Information and maps illustrating the location of new HLB detections and subsequent quarantine boundaries are available on www.CitrusInsider.org website on the Resources page and is updated weekly.  Bookmark this page and check back regularly for up-to-date information about the latest HLB detections.

10 11, 2017

CPDPP Meeting Focuses on Strategic Plan for the Future

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee continues to prioritize and work toward the completion of a comprehensive strategic plan. In this vein, at the Committee’s regular bi-monthly meeting held on November 8 in Ventura, Committee members discussed at length the concerns raised by the CCM in a letter dated October 26th which outlined areas [...]

2 11, 2017

CDFA Announces Vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

Earlier this week, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced two vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC). The Committee advises the CDFA Secretary on activities associated with the statewide citrus specific pest and disease work plan that includes, but is not limited to outreach and education programs and programs [...]

26 10, 2017

Abandoned Tree Removal Program Targets San Diego County

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The threat of HLB in commercial groves is becoming greater with every positive tree detected in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties – a number that has steadily climbed to over 200.   No grower knows this threat more than those in Southern California, particularly in areas like Riverside and San Diego Counties where HLB has [...]

26 10, 2017

CCM Board Recommends Action Steps to ACP/HLB Committee

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

After considerable discussion, the Citrus Mutual Board of Directors agreed to a communication to the Chair of the California Citrus Pest & Disease Management Committee urging the committee to exercise greater control in four areas of the program.  CCM President Joel Nelsen was authorized to direct the committee to expedite a priority session discussion and [...]

26 10, 2017

Moving Stem and Leaf Mandarins

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has established permit conditions for the movement of Stem-and-Leaf mandarins “into” an area quarantined for HLB. This week CDFA notified all establishments and individuals that currently hold a compliance agreement under Quarantine Compliance (QC) Master Permit 1386 with the CDFA to grow, transport, and/or pack mandarin fruit [...]