The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) will hold meetings in the southern Central Valley about coordinated Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) treatments. Organizers said communication between growers is essential for effective area-wide ACP management.
CPDPP grower liaisons will hold two meetings in Porterville and Bakersfield on Tuesday, February 21. The meetings will address the coordination that is needed for area-wide ACP management. Treatments are scheduled in Tulare and Kern counties this spring during petal fall. Grower liaisons want growers to prepare for the treatments now and start the communications they need with each other.
CPDPP Southern Tulare County Grower Liaison Erin Betts said communication between growers is critical to make area-wide ACP management effective. The Tulare County meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Porterville Veterans Memorial Building. The Kern County meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Kern County Agricultural Commissioner’s office in Bakersfield.
Betts said that all citrus growers are welcome, even if they aren’t in the areas scheduled to treat. The CPDPP hopes the meetings will reengage the industry on the need for coordinated treatments. Get the meeting agendas and more details at CitrusInsider.com.