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Pesticide Laws Changing Near Schools, Come Learn More

Tulare, Calif., (February 9, 2018) – The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important training coming up for growers to learn about new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications.  For more information call the TC Ag Commissioner’s office at 559-684-3352. Thursday, February 22 – A morning meeting will be hosted for growers near schools to learn about new laws and …

Pesticide Laws Changing Near Schools, Come Learn More

Tulare, Calif., (February 6, 2018) – The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important training coming up for growers to learn about new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications.  For more information call the TC Ag Commissioner’s office at 559-684-3352. Thursday, February 22 – A morning meeting will be hosted for growers near schools to learn about new laws and …

Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine Lifted In Los Angeles County

Sacramento, Calif., (January 29, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner’s office have eradicated an Oriental fruit fly (OFF) infestation centered near the Hollywood area of Los Angeles County, ending a 75-square-mile quarantine that began August 18, 2017.  A total of 9 flies …

Produce Safety Training Ensuring Continued Enjoyment Of Specialty Crops

Davis, Calif., (January 29, 2018) – Oakleaf, Mizuna, Red Rib Chicory, Lollo Rosa, and Lamb’s Lettuce, are the names of a few of the leafy vegetables which graced my salad plate. The thinly sliced fresh red onion, juicy pomegranate kernels, and fresh citrus dressing added to the delectable ensemble. I, as well as so many other California diners, have grown …

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

As the CA citrus industry works to fight the HLB disease carrying Asian Citrus Psyllid from destroying the industry, the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program is playing a key role in preparing the industry for battle. Watch this interview with Georgios Vidalakis, Director of the program as he explains. Read more in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

As the CA citrus industry works to fight the HLB disease carrying Asian Citrus Psyllid from destroying the industry, the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program is playing a key role in preparing the industry for battle. Watch this interview with Georgios Vidalakis, Director of the program as he explains. Read more in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

Ag Leaders, Scientists Set Priorities to Prevent Invasive Pest Threats to the Environment and Economy

Sacramento, Calif., (January 18, 2018) – The gypsy moth, an interloper from Europe and Asia, is threatening California’s majestic oaks in Ventura County. Invasive desert knapweed, which comes from Africa, has made its first North American appearance in in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert, where it has started to crowd out native plants. Asian citrus psyllids are slowly spreading the devastating huanglongbing disease …

Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine In Portion Of San Diego County

Sacramento, Calif., (January 8, 2018) – A portion of San Diego County has been placed under quarantine for the Mexican fruit fly following the detection of seven flies within the City of Encinitas.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the San Diego County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are working collaboratively on this …

UCCE Verifies Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

UCCE Verifies Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

Mating disruption technology for Navel Orangeworm Control has been around for a while now, but today there are a lot more products on the market available to tree nut growers. UCCE Entomology Farm Advisor in Kern County, David Haviland shared in an interview with California Ag Network that his research trials prove that not only is mating disruption technology a …

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