30 11, 2018

EPA Authorizes CCM’s Section 18 Request

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Last week U.S. EPA granted CCM’s Section 18 request to use EVERGREEN PRO 60-6 (EPA Reg. No. 1021-1770) as a post-harvest treatment option for ALL citrus in California.  Yesterday, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued its Section 18 Quarantine Exemption No. 18-07 to the appropriate County Ag Commissioners.  DPR worked with the EPA to [...]

16 11, 2018

TAC Hearing and DPR Announces New Interim Restrictions on the Use of Chlorpyrifos

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) held a public hearing regarding the designation of chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  It turned out to be a very lively hearing rather than the usual quiet affair.  After several rounds of commenters, folks attending from environmental justice groups began protesting and marching [...]

1 11, 2018

Bee Where Partnership Forming

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Knowing where the bees are has long been an item of concern for our industry and during this past legislative session, two stakeholders initiated legislation to strengthen the registration procedures for bee owners entering the state of California.  CAPCA and the Ag Commissioners have also been frustrated with the lack of cooperation from out of [...]

1 11, 2018

Government Sampling Results Continue To Verify Produce Safety

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The most recent Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data administered by the FDA has once again confirmed that over 99% of residues, if present at all, on food samples are well below tolerances set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The FDA also stated that “The findings in this report demonstrate that overall levels of [...]

23 10, 2018

NEW Post-Harvest Treatment Option for Oranges and Mandarins

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

CDFA recently released its Advisory for a post-harvest treatment option for oranges and mandarins (not for lemons and grapefruit – CCM is currently working with U.S. EPA to obtain a Sec. 18 emergency exemption for their use).  The treatment allows for spraying a trailer full of oranges or mandarins in an enclosed tent while still [...]

18 10, 2018

CAPCA Conferees Receive ACP/HLB Solicitation

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

CCM President Joel Nelsen addressed several hundred CAPCA members this past weekend at their annual conference urging them to become active participants in the fight against spreading ACP/HLB. “The CAPCA organization has become more energized under new leadership and has actively sought a working relationship with our organization,” notes CCM President Joel Nelsen.  “The invitation [...]

11 10, 2018

CCM Files with U.S. Court of Appeals In Support of Chlorpyrifos

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Two weeks ago, we informed you that the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition for a rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals) about the decision directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos within 60 days. Last week, CCM (along [...]

20 09, 2018

Following Florida

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

Interesting research In a recent article from the Citrus Industry Magazine, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher Lukasz Stelinski reported on the importance for Florida citrus growers to continue spraying for ACP even though they are infected with HLB. The reasoning behind this is that an infected tree can still yield [...]

13 09, 2018

Citrus Lecture Series Kick-Off at DPR

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

Last Thursday, DPR hosted what is to be the first of a series of lectures about ACP/HLB.  Jim Cranney, President of the California Citrus Quality Council, organized the lecture to feature talks given by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Director of UC ANR’s Lindcove Research and Extension Center; James E. Adaskaveg, Professor and Plant Pathologist at UC [...]

23 08, 2018

Chlorpyrifos Battle Rages On

By | August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

CCM and 50 other Ag organizations from around the country forwarded a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler this week urging them to initiate the process to appeal a 9th Circuit Panel decision to revoke tolerances and registrations for Chlorpyrifos.  “This decision is unprecedented; no court has previously ordered [...]