On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 the University of California, Riverside and the Citrus Research Board are teaming up once again to provide the 9th Annual Citrus Field Day designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives.
Check out the event agenda below and make sure you
register early to secure your spot!
Huanglongbing Detection in Riverside County
Expands Quarantine in Portions of
Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino Counties
SACRAMENTO, December 20, 2019 - A quarantine has been declared following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in multiple residential citrus trees within the City of Corona, Riverside County. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Riverside County, Orange County, and San Bernardino County agricultural commissioners, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are working collaboratively on this project.
The 107-square mile quarantine area will link up with the east side of the existing quarantine in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, creating a contiguous 1,127-square-mile area. The new portion is bordered on the north by Chino Airport, on the south by Black Star Canyon, and on the east by Interstate 15. HLB quarantine maps are available online at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/hlb/regulation.html. Please check this link for future quarantine expansions in these counties, should they occur. Quarantines are already in place for HLB in portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
The quarantine prohibits the movement of all citrus nursery stock or plant parts out of the quarantine area. Provisions exist to allow the movement of commercially cleaned and packed citrus fruit. Fruit that is not commercially cleaned and packed, including residential citrus, such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and kumquats, must not be moved from the property on which it is grown, although it may be processed and/or consumed on the premises.
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
ACP/HLB Updates from CDFA Proposed Expansion of Quarantine Zone Boundaries - San Bernardino County, Montclair Area
The HLB Quarantine Boundary has changed in the following grids:
San Bernardino County – Montclair | Grid 457
Effective January 6, 2020, the Department is expanding the San Bernardino County Quarantine Boundary. CLICK HERE to view A map of the proposed boundary.
Regulated articles and conditions for intrastate movement under the quarantine can be found at Title 3 California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 3439. Pursuant to Title 3 CCR section 3439 any interested party or local entity may appeal a quarantine area designation.
Additionally effective January 6, 2020, the Department is expanding the ACP Bulk Citrus Regional Quarantine Zone 6 boundary in the San Bernardino County, Montclair area to mirror the recent expansion of the HLB quarantine area.
Regulated articles and conditions for intrastate movement under the quarantine can be found at Title 3 California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 3435. Pursuant to Title 3 CCR section 3435, any interested party or local entity may appeal a quarantine area designation.
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) ACP/HLB Updates
Citrus Production Course for New Growers
University of California Cooperative Extension will be offering an 8-week spring course titled, "Citrus Production Course for New Growers", starting March 17, 2020. This course will take place every Tuesday from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. The total cost of this 8-week course is $325.00 per person.
Cost includes the following class materials:
UC ANR Citrus Production Manual - Second Edition (retail at $75.00)
UC ANR Integrated Pest Management for Citrus - Third Edition (retail at $40.00)
UC IPM Weed Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards (retail at $25.00)
For more information about the course or to register, please contact Sonia Rios firstname.lastname@example.org (951)683-6491 ext. 224.
Source: University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) - Sonia Rios
WANTED ALIVE: European Earwigs
University of California, Davis Ph.D. student Hanna Kahl is investigating earwig control in citrus orchards. She is currently in need of a large amount of earwigs for this project. Please help her by letting her know if you have a large population of earwigs in your fields of mature citrus trees and/or wraps.
Source: University of California, Davis Ph.D. Student, Hanna Kahl
CDFA FREP Now Accepting Proposals for 2020
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting proposals for the 2020 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research and education to advance the efficient use of fertilizer materials and reduce environmental impacts associated with them.
Two Requests for Proposals are being released for 2020:
A Request for Concept Proposals put forth by FREP which includes initiatives to help effectively manage nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture; and
A Special Request for Full Proposals soliciting research on nitrogen accumulation and removal values for specific Central Coast Crops to establish nitrogen removal coefficients.
Dr. Mark Hoddle will discuss the biology, biological control, temperature effects, damage, monitoring, chemical control, and resistance issues for avocado thrips.
Approval of one hour of DPR continuing education unit is pending. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
Upcoming topics: Use of Plant Growth Regulators in Avocado (February 2020)
Vertebrate pests(March 2020)
Citricola scale (April 2020)
Invasive Shot Hole Borers in Avocado (May 2020)
Pesticide resistance management of citrus pests (June 2020)
Ants in citrus (July 2020)
To register for the webinars, please CLICK HERE. Please register in advance for the webinars.
CLICK HERE for recordings of the past webinars or visit the UC IPM YouTube channel. CE hours are NOT available for recorded webinars.
Source: UC Ag Experts Talk
Update from CCQC: China and Korea Export Protocols
The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) recently sent out information to the industry on protocols for China and Korea exports. CCQC also shared articles on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for the Management of Septoria Spot of Oranges and Phytophthora Brown Rot of Citrus in California. Click on the link below to learn about these topics and how you can get in contact with CCQC for more information.
Citrus Food Safety Roundtable Meeting Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lindcove Research and Extension Center
The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) plans to hold roundtable meetings on a quarterly basis to provide a forum for the industry to discuss food safety issues. Our next round table discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center (Copeland Citrus Center). If you have any issues that you would like to discuss during the forum, please contact CCQC at (530) 885-1894 or email email@example.com.
Source: California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC)
UCCE Healthy Soils Program Workshops Announced
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Kern and Tulare Counties have announced two upcoming workshops to assist California farmers and ranchers interested in applying to the 2020 Healthy Soils Program sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The Healthy Soils Program give grants up to $100,000 to California farmers and ranchers to incorporate conservation agriculture techniques that improve your soil health and sequester carbon. The CDFA wants farmers and ranchers to do most of these practices for three years or to have finished plantings within three years. Applications will start being accepted in early February 2020 and on a rolling basis for four months or until funds run out.
UCCE Kern County Workshop February 13, 2020 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307 CLICK HERE to Register
UCCE Tulare County Workshop February 14, 2020 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM 4437-B S. Laspina Street, Tulare, CA 93274 CLICK HERE to Register
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) - Healthy Soils Program Incentives
Save the Date: Spray Safe Event
California Citrus Mutual (CCM), in collaboration with several agricultural groups, is planning a Spray Safe event at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California. The event is free and open to all farmers, employees, pest control advisors and applicators.
Tulare-Kings Spray Safe Event January 16, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4500 S Laspina St., Tulare, CA 93274 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
2020 CCM Citrus Showcase is Right Around the Corner
California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is gearing up for their annual Citrus Showcase on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Visalia Convention Center. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries available for all attendees. There is no cost to attend the Showcase. The luncheon tickets can be purchased for $40 per person by contacting CCM at (559) 592-3790. If you have any questions concerning the information provided please call or email Alexis Silveira at Alexis@CaCitrusMutual.com.