Everett Griner talks about controlling insects and pests is a challenge without the use of chemicals in today’s Agri View. Chemical Challenge to Control Insects Farmers use a lot of chemicals to kill bugs. It might surprise you to know how much. Well, it is in the thousands of tons. Our EPA has called on the government to ban the …
Three residential trees have tested HLB positive in an Anaheim residential area. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) found the trees while surveying the area after two psyllids tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease in April. CDFA removed two of the trees immediately. The third tree has been treated and scheduled for removal. A new quarantine …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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).
The vine mealybug continues to be an issue for California grape growers. The pest can be hard to manage due to the size of infestations, especially for table grape growers.
All of the rain this winter is a welcomed sight, but it also brings back some serious botryosphaeria concerns growers haven’t seen in a while.
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.
Navel orangeworm (NOW) hit the pistachio crop hard in 2016. Experts estimate NOW cost pistachio growers $100 million total last season. So far, the rare wet winter will help keep over-wintering populations down, but growers need to dedicate attention to the pest.
Excessive saturation can aid the spread of phytophthora in walnuts. Growers need to manage irrigation carefully to avoid long sets and over-saturation.
Another tree has been confirmed as huanglongbing (HLB) positive in Southern California. This most recent HLB find is outside of the current quarantine, which is just north in Los Angeles County.
All citrus loads being transported in California will now have to be fully covered by tarps. The state passed an emergency law that makes tarping mandatory in an attempt to reduce the accidental spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP).
It’s unknown if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) can live in the major agriculture-producing areas of California. Researchers say if it can, large populations could take over crops by the tens of thousands.
California citrus leaders say it’s evident that the industry is still spreading psyllids. The current system for controlling the spread of Asian citrus psyllids during shipments isn’t killing all of the insects, and new rules are being discussed to help fix the problem.
In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent USA Corporation, there is a new decision support tool for growers as they monitor scale populations in their orchards.
The current huanglongbing disease test can produce inconclusive results and California citrus leaders say the industry should assume there are more infections in the state.
California citrus programs are still looking to split the state into regions when it comes to Asian citrus psyllid quarantines.
Southern California, which in recent times ejected the red palm weevil, has a new problem to ponder. It’s the South American palm weevil, which has arrived in the San Diego area from Tijuana and likes to dine on palm trees—both the ornamental and the date-growing kind.