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Karen Ross To Headline California Citrus Conference

2017 CALIFORNIA CITRUS CONFERENCE

Visalia, Calif., (October 10, 2017) – The California Citrus Conference, scheduled for October 11, will feature California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross as its keynote speaker. All those associated with the California citrus industry are invited to attend the free one-day event of presentations and demonstrations sponsored by the Citrus Research Board (CRB) at the Wyndham …

Avocado Pest Meeting in Fallbrook, Sept. 28

Fallbrook, Calif., (September 25, 2017) – The California Avocado Commission is putting on one final grower field day this year, featuring presentations on crop estimating, reading avocado trees and energy efficiency programs for irrigation pumps. Topics include: Crop estimating to help growers better predict their grove’s yield for next year; how to read avocado trees going into winter— tree nutrition, grove …

Advances in Prune Production Meeting, Sept. 26

prune meeting

Want to learn about the recent advances in prune research and how they impact your prune management practices? Attend the UC Cooperative Extension’s upcoming meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at the Ord Bend Community Hall (3241 CA-45, Glenn, CA) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will feature UC Davis Plant Pathologist Themis Michailides, who will talk about cytospora …

Medfly Infestation Triggers Quarantine In Portion Of Los Angeles County

Sacramento, Calif., (September 15, 2017) – A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation detected in the Sun Valley neighborhood in northern Los Angeles County.  Two adult males, nine females, and 55 larvae have been detected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The Citrus Pest And Disease Prevention Committee

CDFA CalAgNet

Sacramento, Calif., (September 12, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing one vacancy on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The Committee advises the CDFA secretary on activities associated with a statewide work plan that includes outreach and education programs; and programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and diseases specific to citrus. The …

Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops

Sacramento, Calif., (September 8, 2017) – Participants who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers as required by California state regulations. This training is approved and co-funded by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Cost – $200 per person   Please submit one registration form per person. Payment is by credit …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The Citrus Pest And Disease Prevention Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (September 7, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing one vacancy on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The Committee advises the CDFA secretary on activities associated with a statewide work plan that includes outreach and education programs; and programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and diseases specific to citrus. The …

California Pursues New Health Protections on Chlorpyrifos

Sacramento, Calif., (August 24, 2017) – The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced today that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the nation, chlorpyrifos. The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released today an updated draft risk assessment …

2016 Air Monitoring Shows Pesticides Below Health Screening Levels

Sacramento, Calif., (August 24, 2017) – The latest air monitoring results released from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) show that, for the second year in a row, all of the pesticides monitored were found below levels that indicate a health concern or need for further evaluation. “Air monitoring is an important tool used to ensure that the California’s vigorous pesticide …

Inspect Vines For Vine Mealybug Before Planting

Santa Rosa, Calif., (August 2, 2017) – In the spring, grapevine nurseries will deliver tens of thousands of vines for new developments and vineyard blocks scheduled to be replanted in Sonoma County. Vines will also arrive to replace plants lost to Pierce’s disease and those that were pulled because of leafroll or red blotch disease. For new and redevelopments, sig- …

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