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8 11, 2018

Visalia Home to ACP Infestation

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , |0 Comments

A large population of ACP and nymphs were found in an older section, northwest, of Visalia this past week, with County and State officials moving into eradication mode immediately. Making matters worse is that multiple life stages were found in the specific properties.   Local homeowners (4) are reportedly cooperating as some 400 ACP were found.  [...]

14 06, 2018

State Budget Deal Includes $12.5 million for Citrus Industry

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Late last week, the budget conference committee approved $12.5 million in state funds for the California citrus industry’s ACP and HLB prevention program in the 2018-19 budget. The legislature is under a constitutional deadline to pass a budget by this Friday, June 15. Last year, CCM worked to secure $10 million in state funds for [...]

22 03, 2018

HLB Program by the Numbers

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Over 500 detections of HLB have occurred in the greater Los Angeles area with almost 300 confirmations originating in Orange County.  Two hundred plus trees have been removed from Los Angeles County and three trees, to date, have been confirmed in Riverside with HLB.  The industry committee and CDFA report that lab capacity is capped [...]

5 10, 2017

Make Your Voice Heard in the Fight Against HLB

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In the face of increasing HLB detections in urban Southern California, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) is undergoing a strategic planning process to focus its efforts on best protecting California’s vibrant citrus industry — and your input is important. There have been more than 150 confirmed detections of HLB to date. Fortunately, [...]

5 10, 2017

Field Crew Trainings in Spanish for ACP Mitigation

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are again offering FREE training workshops designed to teach front line crew how to mitigate spreading Asian citrus psyllids in the field. The trainings are geared toward crew bosses, foremen, ranch managers and packinghouse representatives. The workshops - conducted in Spanish only - received [...]

8 06, 2017

Forging Alliances to Raise Awareness about ACP and HLB

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

CCM’s Alyssa Houtby recently spoke to the San Gabriel Valley Joint Legislative Caucus about the threat of ACP and HLB to local citrus trees.  The caucus is comprised of 12 Assembly Members and Senators who collectively represent the greater San Gabriel Valley and whose districts are affected by the HLB quarantine. Houtby provided an update [...]

8 06, 2017

CCM Launches Free Tree Removal Service in San Gabriel

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

San Gabriel residents are taking advantage of a free program offered by California Citrus Mutual to remove unwanted citrus trees in the HLB quarantined area.  The “Remove My Citrus” campaign, which is funded by a grant from the HLB Multi-Agency Coordination Group, kicked off late last week and has already received inquiries from over 20 [...]

25 05, 2017

Saving our Citrus Heritage

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The San Bernardino District Supervisor, James Ramos, wrote an article expressing the dangers of ACP and HLB in California and specifically San Bernardino County. This article spoke of the ACP task force, the “Save our Citrus” campaign, and the abandoned tree removal program. This positive and informative messaging will be crucial in Southern California areas [...]

11 05, 2017

Sacramento Update: ACP/HLB Efforts Move Forward, Bill Introduced to Increase Greenhouse Gas Regulations

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is the sponsor of a bill that will increase the spending authority of the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) in order to carry out the activities budgeted by the industry committee to prevent the spread of ACP and HLB.  Because the CPDPP is administered by the Department of Food and [...]

4 05, 2017

Federal Budget includes Funding for ACP and HLB

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A collaborative effort by CCM, Sunkist and colleagues in Florida and Texas yielded an increase in funding for nationwide efforts to stop ACP and HLB, better known as the Citrus Health Repose Program, or CHRP.  CHRP received a $5 million bump in funding, a good percentage of which will find its way to California.  Additionally, USDA’s Multi-Agency [...]