Several talks at the annual conference on pest control talked about the powerful voice of a farmer. Leaders stressed the need for the agriculture industry to make those voices heard and be at the table when conversations take place.
Research is looking at history to find out what grove characteristics are favorable to Asian citrus psyllids and possibly adjusting urban psyllid control efforts in the state when a certain infestation level is reached.
Research is looking at what we can learn from the Asian citrus psyllid’s (ACP) history, specifically ACP movement throughout Southern California. Psyllid finds in Central California are mimicking the insect’s history of spread.
California sorghum producers have a new pest to keep an eye out for. Identifying sugarcane aphid populations can be tricky as the damage looks similar to another familiar pest.
Shot hole borer spread might be aided by the prolonged drought as the pest was introduced to California during the some of the state’s driest years.
Producers have reported a new sorghum pest in their California fields. Experts say the bug is well known outside of the state and can cause some significant damage.
The Asian citrus psyllid, a small insect that can carry a devastating citrus tree disease, has been detected in Placer County. The disease, called Huanglongbing, and is also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, will kill any tree it infects and there is no known cure, other than prevention. A call to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s …
Could we be facing a coffee shortage in the near future? Another coffee crop is down due to a major pest and weather events that disrupted the season.
APHIS Requests Public Comment Regarding Proposed Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
Asian citrus psyllid detection locations north of the grapevine are often close to the state’s main highways. Leaders say this shows some complacency among the industry and recent meetings aimed to re-engage enforcement.
Dealing with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pesticide ban when you still have existing stocks of the product. An appeals court has upheld the EPA’s ban on flubendiamide, which is marketed in the U.S. as Bayer’s Belt Insecticide.
Recent psyllid management meetings sought input from the citrus industry on ways to control Asian citrus psyllids and the spread of huanglongbing disease.
2016 is the final year for the soil fumigant to be used in California crop fields. For many years, California growers relied on methyl bromide to kill a wide range of soil-borne pests, from fungi to insects to weeds, before planting crops. 2016 marks the last year in which the highly effective soil fumigant will be available.
The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program says two additional trees have tested HLB-positive in Southern California. The trees were not in close proximity to each other; however, both are close to previous huanglongbing (HLB) finds in the region.
Tomato bacterial canker isn’t a huge problem for growers but it can be with an increase of wet springs. Experts say limiting the spread of the bacteria is the main concern.
Everett Griner talks about research possibly finding the problem for the honeybee issue in today’s Agri View.
Researchers have identified a new olive disease in trees but aren’t sure how wide spread the problem is. Symptoms can be masked by other issues growers are familiar with.
Growers and advisors are seeing a possible new oil olive disease. Research has identified a pathogen that could be causing defoliation, leaf lesions and elongated twig lesions.
Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture announces the opening of a new 5,040-square-foot research and insect production greenhouse to help control the Asian citrus psyllid.
A new electronic bug trap reduces labor and can save a grower in application costs. The trap aims to replace the old sticky traps that are currently used to monitor several pests.