1 03, 2018

Advisory – Bactericides Approved for Use in Southern California

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

The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is contacting the citrus industry to notify it that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of two specific bactericides, FireWall (active ingredient streptomycin) and FireLine (active ingredient-oxytetracycline), for managing Huanglongbing (HLB) in commercial citrus groves in certain counties in southern California. Only groves meeting the [...]

22 02, 2018

USDA: Pesticide Residue Levels Show No Risk

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Annually USDA publishes the results of pesticide residue tests around the country.  More than 20% of the food sampled showed no detectable pesticides and less than 0.5% had pesticide levels above approved EPA residue levels. Fresh and processed fruits and vegetables accounted for 90% of the product sampled.  A breakdown of the product sampled is [...]

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 [...]

1 02, 2018

Tulare County Ag Commissioner to Host Important Meeting on Pesticide Near Schools Regulation Feb. 22

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important meeting on Thursday, February 22 regarding new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications around schools. The meeting is specifically intended for growers who farm near schools to learn about new laws and regulations that limit application of restricted materials.  Invitations will be sent directly by the [...]

1 02, 2018

But Will California’s Attorney General Sue?

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

EPA and sister agencies Department of Commerce, Department of Interior, and the Department of Commerce have all signed and released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this week regarding the registration of pesticides and consideration of the endangered species needs. For over a decade sub agencies within these departments have been at war relative to [...]

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 [...]

12 01, 2018

CDFA Secures State Funding in Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross announced yesterday that Governor Brown has included $2.5 million of state general funds in his 2018-19 proposed budget to combat the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing.  CCM applauds Secretary Ross and the team at CDFA – Victoria Hornbaker and Nick Condos - who work tirelessly to support the efforts of the [...]

4 01, 2018

Winter Area-Wide Treatment Schedules for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The following article was first posted on Citrus Insider. To maximize the impact of Asian citrus psyllid treatments in commercial groves and prevent the spread of Huanglongbing, the ACP/HLB Task Forces in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have established winter area-wide treatment dates. Area-wide management is a strategy where growers in a specific area coordinate [...]

21 12, 2017

Good News Just in Time for the Holidays

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

There are a few announcements we will be welcoming for the holiday season. Glyphosate Two years ago a France based scientific body released a report that noted glyphosate could be carcinogenic.  The previous Washington, D.C. administration climbed aboard and proceeded to review the registration based upon this “new knowledge.”   Two state agencies, DPR (the Pesticide [...]

8 12, 2017

Chlorpyrifos to Be Listed Under Prop 65

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity Identification Committee made a decision to list chlorpyrifos under Proposition 65 as a developmental toxicant. California Citrus Mutual and several other agricultural associations submitted comments in opposition to the product’s potential listing, arguing that any additional actions that could potentially limit the use of the product without scientific justification are [...]