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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- …

Updates To CSWA Documentation Requirements

Santa Rosa, Calif., (August 2, 2017) – New changes in the California Sustainable Winegrowers Association (CSWA) Code require documentation on new items for growers, such as Nitrogen input into the soil, water tracking and weekly monitoring of pests during the growing season. CSWA isn’t requiring growers to show less use of water or nitrogen, or even their exact measurements, they …

HLB Detected on Residential Property in Riverside

Asian citrus physllid Huanglongbing

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have confirmed the detection of the citrus disease known as Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in Riverside County. The disease was detected in plant material taken from a grapefruit tree in a residential neighborhood in the city of Riverside near I-215. The infected tree …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (August 1, 2017) – The weather last week was hot and dry across the State. The summer monsoon across the southwest desert helped trigger some showers across the deserts last week, while additional pockets of moisture found their way into the Sierras and managed to produce a few scattered showers throughout the week. Rainfall was limited to Monday …

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