Another huanglongbing (HLB) infected tree has been found in Southern California. Although the HLB tree is in an urban area, it is outside of the current HLB quarantines. Officials said a new quarantine would be formed that will unite them all into one larger area.
Mark Hudson, USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service, Washington D.C. issued the April, 2017 citrus crop forecast.
Everett Griner talks about a new Georgia citrus crop thriving in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about producing citrus in Alabama and Georgia may be a long shot in today’s Agri View.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced that the delayed citrus tarping regulation that was slated to take effect in early March will now begin in April. The bulk citrus safeguarding requires shipments to be fully covered. CDFA said there are several ways for the industry to be compliant with the new regulation and enforcement will begin Monday, April …
by CDFA Office of Public Affairs CDFA has initiated the release of tiny parasitic stingless wasps in Santa Clara County as part of the Asian citrus psyllid project there. The wasps, called tamarixia radiata, control psyllid populations by parasitizing their egg masses. Once a population of wasps is released, successive generations are capable of flying up-to eight miles in search …
Everett Griner talks about Georgia growers expanding citrus acres in today’s Agri View.
The controversial decision that may reverse a 15-year ban on Argentine lemons is tied up in the Trump administration’s regulatory hold. That hold ends soon, and according to citrus leaders, the lemon rule goes directly against the Trump administration’s stance on trade.
The citrus crop forecast showed a 2 percent drop from last month in all oranges for California. In total, the U.S. all-orange forecast for the 2016-2017 season dropped 3 percent from last month and is down 13 percent from the 2015-2016 final utilization.
At this year’s Citrus Showcase, California Citrus Mutual (CCM) President Joel Nelson talked to AgNet West about how the rains are affecting the season. Big crowds gathered at the showcase to hear the latest research and a discussion from some of the industry’s top marketers.
A new tarping regulation for citrus loads has been put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will eventually be enforced.
Everett Griner talks about eradication of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in today’s Agri View.
New tarping rules are in effect for California citrus. The industry must comply, or it will face costly penalties. Tarping fines could add up to $10,000.
According to California Citrus Mutual (CCM), this year’s Citrus Showcase will include a tarping demonstration and marketing discussion along with the latest information for the industry.
As of March 1, 2017, all citrus loads traveling throughout the state of California have to be tarped. This regulation aims to reduce the accidental transportation of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP).
By Sean Nealon, UC Riverside A team of scientists, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight a disease that is devastating the citrus industry. The team, led by Caroline Roper, an associate professor of plant pathology, will design and identify bactericides, which are …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in accordance with guidance from the White House issued January 20, 2017, today issued a stay for 60 days on its final rule to allow the importation of fresh lemon fruit from northwest Argentina into the continental United States.
From: CDFA The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). UC Riverside will receive $5,112,000 of that funding for a program to design and identify bactericides that can cure or suppress HLB.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
President Obama bestows award for cutting-edge innovation Michelle Cilia, Ph.D., Citrus Research Board (CRB) researcher and research molecular biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) at the Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture & Health on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career …