Everett Griner talks about eradication of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in today’s Agri View.
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 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.
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.
California citrus programs are still looking to split the state into regions when it comes to Asian citrus psyllid quarantines.
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.
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.
Recent psyllid management meetings sought input from the citrus industry on ways to control Asian citrus psyllids and the spread of huanglongbing disease.
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 Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) research greenhouse will open next week. Citrus leaders say the facility will aid natural ACP control efforts.
Quarantines are now in place in both Merced and Monterey Counties due to recent Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) detections. One ACP was detected near the City of Merced in Merced County and two ACP in one trap within the City of Salinas in Monterey County.
Multiple Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) finds in Kern County leads the California Department of Food and Agriculture to believe of a possible ACP breeding population in the area.