A group of California citrus growers has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The U.S. Citrus Science Council issued a press release claiming the rule to allow Argentinian lemons into the U.S. violates the Plant Protection Act the House Agriculture Committee passed in 2000. Argentinian lemons haven’t been allowed in the U.S. since 2001. The Obama …
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 …
by CDFA Office of Public Affairs CDFA has initiated the release of tiny parasitic stingless wasps in Santa Clara County as part of the Asian citrus psyllid project there. The wasps, called tamarixia radiata, control psyllid populations by parasitizing their egg masses. Once a population of wasps is released, successive generations are capable of flying up-to eight miles in search …
The citrus crop forecast showed a 2 percent drop from last month in all oranges for California. In total, the U.S. all-orange forecast for the 2016-2017 season dropped 3 percent from last month and is down 13 percent from the 2015-2016 final utilization.
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.
Everett Griner talks about eradication of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in today’s Agri View.
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.
According to California Citrus Mutual (CCM), this year’s Citrus Showcase will include a tarping demonstration and marketing discussion along with the latest information for the industry.
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).
By Sean Nealon, UC Riverside A team of scientists, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight a disease that is devastating the citrus industry. The team, led by Caroline Roper, an associate professor of plant pathology, will design and identify bactericides, which are …
From: CDFA The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). UC Riverside will receive $5,112,000 of that funding for a program to design and identify bactericides that can cure or suppress HLB.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
California received an uncommon amount of precipitation the first half of January, and more is expected. Citrus leaders said the rain hasn’t put a damper on harvest, and this season is looking good for the industry.
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).
Cold weather blanketed the Central Valley this weekend, but for local citrus growers sub-freezing temperatures are a welcomed change from the unseasonably warm December weather to-date.
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.
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.
Huanglongbing (HLB) pre-screening through analyzing plant metabolism holds potential to be a relatively inexpensive option for growers. Caroline Slupsky, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Department of Technology at the University of California, Davis, is looking at the metabolism of citrus trees and analyzing changes as indicators of stress and disease.
An arsenal of weapons to combat the deadly citrus disease huanglongbing was described to growers attending the California Citrus Conference in Exeter.
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