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15 02, 2018

Ventura County Lemon Advisory

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Trade|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is contacting the industry with an update regarding compliance with the China protocol for Ventura County lemons. The deadline for making the second copper application for the China protocol has been extended until March 6 for lemons in Ventura County to adjust for unusually low rainfall, very low brown [...]

25 01, 2018

Foot Shooting Part 2

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

CCM has canvased counties relative to enforcement provisions associated with the ACP/HLB program and movement of citrus.  Unequal enforcement, lack of enforcement, and lack of adherence can all create more vulnerability for the industry.  Unfortunately, there has been an unequal level of enforcement when it comes to tarping and CCM is communicating with County Commissioners [...]

25 01, 2018

State Attorney General Needs to Focus

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The State Attorney General just filed his 25th case against the Trump Administration.  Not bad for a person in office 12 months, but in his zeal to thwart federal activities, he lost a serious one that directly affects the producers of food and fiber.  Presently, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) has three [...]

19 01, 2018

Are You Compliant with Protocols for Exports?

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Trade|0 Comments

The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is providing guidance on how to comply with protocols for exports to Korea and China.  A copper application or approved alternative must be applied to acreage in the following regions by Feb. 20. Korea Copper applications or approved alternatives should be made to control Septoria spot in all counties [...]

19 01, 2018

San Bernardino ACP Task Force Meeting

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The following information was first posted on Citrus Insider.   All San Bernardino County growers and affiliates are welcome to attend the San Bernardino County Asian Citrus Psyllid Task Force meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The meeting will update attendees on current ACP and Huanglongbing related events in the county. Details: San Bernardino County [...]

19 01, 2018

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in Fighting HLB

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced funding to support research and extension programs to fight HLB. Thus funding will be made through the Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE) which was authorized as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. CDRE supports research and extension activities, technical [...]

17 01, 2018

Press Release: Industry-Funded HLB Research Facility Now Accepting Project Applications

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Press Releases, Research|0 Comments

Media Contact: Alyssa Houtby, Director of Government Affairs (559) 592-3790 Industry-Funded HLB Research Facility Now Accepting Project Applications Exeter, CA, January 17, 2018 - California Citrus Mutual, together with the California Citrus Research Foundation and the University of California, Riverside are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for research space in the newly built [...]

12 01, 2018

ACP Regional Quarantine Maps and FAQ

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The following information was first posted on Citrus Insider. The new ACP regional quarantine maps for bulk citrus and nursery stock movement have been posted to Citrus Insider. FAQs about the compliance process accompany each map. Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine To more effectively protect California citrus from Huanglongbing, a regional Asian citrus psyllid quarantine for [...]

12 01, 2018

Industry Leader Nick Hill Retires as Chair of CPDPP

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

After 10 years of service and dedication to the industry and the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP), Nick Hill has concluded his term, as allowed by the Committee’s bylaws, as the Chairman.  At the January 10 CPDPP meeting in Exeter, the Committee elected the incoming Executive Committee consisting of Jim Gorden of Tulare [...]

28 12, 2017

Emergency ACP Regional Quarantine Will Go Into Effect Jan. 1

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

To more effectively protect California citrus from Huanglongbing, a regional ACP quarantine for movement of bulk citrus and nursery stock will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) submitted the quarantine amendment as an emergency request to the Office of Administrative Law on Dec. 14, and it [...]