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asian citrus psyllid

acp eradication
Everett Griner talks about eradication of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

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). Continue reading

ACP Management
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. Continue reading

spreading psyllids
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. Continue reading

Psyllid Quarantines
California citrus programs are still looking to split the state into regions when it comes to Asian citrus psyllid quarantines. Continue reading

Psyllid Control Efforts

Courtesy: UC ANR

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.

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ACP Movement
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.

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psyllid detection locations
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.

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Courtesy: UC ANR

Courtesy: UC ANR

Recent psyllid management meetings sought input from the citrus industry on ways to control Asian citrus psyllids and the spread of huanglongbing disease.

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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.

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Cal Poly Pomona campus
A new Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) research greenhouse will open next week. Citrus leaders say the facility will aid natural ACP control efforts. Continue reading

Asian citrus psyllid
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. Read more about the quarantine areas.

ACP breeding population
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.


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