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Citrus Disease Huanglongbing Detection And Quarantine In Orange County

Asian citrus physllid Huanglongbing

Sacramento, Calif., (May 25, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have confirmed the detections of the citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening in Orange County. The disease was detected in plant material taken from a lemon tree in a residential neighborhood in La Habra and from …

FELS Provides Day-Of-Rest Acknowledgement

Sacramento, Calif., (May 25, 2017) – Farm Employers Labor Service has developed a form on which an employee acknowledges the employee is choosing to work more than six days in seven in a workweek. An employee’s choice to do so means the statutory prohibition against “causing” an employee to work more than six days in seven and the provision in …

Using Seaweed to Kill Invasive Ants

Riverside, Calif., (May 24, 2017) – Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant populations. The researchers found the “hydrogel” baits, which look like liquid gel pills but have a jello-like consistency, reduced ant populations 40 to 68 percent after four weeks. After …

It’s Getting Serious Big Time: LBAM on the March

Watsonville, Calif., (May 24, 2017) – Growers need to be aware right now that our light brown apple moth (LBAM) issue on the Central Coast has been getting very serious.   Initially receiving my first texted picture in late March (yes, you are the first!), the issue has now morphed into a number of fields having finds this past week, even with one larval …

It’s Getting Serious Big Time: LBAM on the March

Watsonville, Calif., (May 24, 2017) – Growers need to be aware right now that our light brown apple moth (LBAM) issue on the Central Coast has been getting very serious.   Initially receiving my first texted picture in late March (yes, you are the first!), the issue has now morphed into a number of fields having finds this past week, even with one larval …

Graduate Students in Extension study key California concerns

Berkeley, Calif., (May 24, 2017) – In 2013, a group of graduate students in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley sought out faculty support and successfully collaborated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) to launch the Program for Graduate Students in Extension (GSE). Participants receive up to a year of funding to …

Graduate Students in Extension study key California concerns

Berkeley, Calif., (May 24, 2017) – In 2013, a group of graduate students in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley sought out faculty support and successfully collaborated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) to launch the Program for Graduate Students in Extension (GSE). Participants receive up to a year of funding to …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (May 23, 2017) – At the beginning of the week, some light scattered showers fell across the central/northern Sierras, northern coastal mountains, and far northern mountains. The heaviest precipitation fell along the windward slopes of the central and northern Sierras, where up to an inch of rain fell. Temperatures were cold enough in the mountains early in the …

CDFA Announces Vacancies On The Cattle Health Advisory Task Force

Sacramento, Calif., (May 23, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Animal Health and Food Safety Services division is announcing two vacancies on the Cattle Health Advisory Task Force (CHATF), which advises the CDFA Secretary on the control and management of cattle diseases and evaluates the effectiveness of cattle health programs. The term of office for a …

Ag in the Classroom Conference to be held in Visalia!

Visalia, Calif., (May 23, 2017) – Tulare County Farm Bureau will sponsor up to seven local teachers to attend the California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom’s annual conference to be held July 14-15 in Visalia. To apply for a scholarship to off-set registration ($200 per teacher), please download and complete this form and return it to Tulare County Farm …

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