There have been no Asian citrus psyllid finds the past six weeks in Fresno, Madera and northern Tulare County. There was a find, however, in the Richgrove area of southern Tulare County. Liaisons are asking all growers in the 800-meter treatment area surrounding the trap detection to make sure they submit their Pesticide Use Reports. A single Asian citrus psyllid was also detected in two different residential traps in North East Bakersfield – one in the Westchester neighborhood and one near Bakersfield College. There are no commercial citrus groves involved in these areas, however, these finds have expanded the quarantine boundaries further north.
Kern County is still using the eradicative approach with ACP detections, however in preparation for possible future area-wide management treatments, grower liaison Judy Zaninovich is continuing to work on identifying Team Leaders for the newly established Psyllid Management Areas in the County. If you are interested in volunteering as a team leader, contact Judy.
Citrus Research Board Grower Meeting Set for July 1 in Exeter