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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 [...]

8 08, 2019

Training for Field Crews: ACP Prevention Best Practices

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

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 [...]

25 07, 2019

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

On July 18, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register notice announcing a final order denying the Pesticide Action Network North America’s (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 2007 Petition requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos (Order).  This Order constitutes final Agency action [...]

18 07, 2019

EPA Registers Long-Term Uses of Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Strong Pollinator Protection

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

On July 12, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor—an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts.  For citrus, Sulfoxaflor is an insecticide with a unique mode of action for control of sap-feeding insect pests including Asian citrus psyllid, scales, mealybugs, and aphids.  After [...]

11 07, 2019

CPDPP Releases New Public Service Announcements

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The Citrus Pest and Disease unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA) aimed to encourage homeowners to inspect and report residential citrus trees for signs of Huanglongbing.  The PSA, titled “What if California Citrus Disappeared”  gives viewers a startling image of life without citrus. Powerful shots of citrus disappearing off a grocery store shelf and [...]