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January 2021 | E-Newsletter
CRB to Release Request for Research Proposals
for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year

   In the coming weeks, the Citrus Research Board will release the 2021-22 Request for Proposals (RFP) for scientific research projects that address the needs of California citrus growers. 
More information to come! Please click here to view the CRB website
for the latest updates and additional details.
DATOC Quarterly Report Available Now
October - December 2020

   The Data Analysis and Tactical Operations Center (DATOC) has released its Quarterly Report for October-December 2020.

The highlights in the report include: 
  • DATOC's Newest Panelists
  • Changes to Residential Buffer Zones
  • ACP in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Insecticide Treatments in Santa Clara
For additional information, please visit the DATOC website at
Source: Data Analysis and Tactical Operations Center (DATOC)
CRB-funded Researcher Looking for 
Grower Cooperator in the San Joaquin Valley

     CRB-funded researcher Dr. Peter Ako Larbi, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Assistant Specialist, is looking for a citrus orchard (any type) in the San Joaquin Valley to conduct a spray drift experiment. The orchard must have a minimum row length of 500 feet and adjacent bare ground or low-lying vegetation of 600 feet downwind. This experiment is expected to take place between March and April 2021.

     If you have such an orchard and would like to cooperate on this work or need more information, please contact Dr. Ako Larbi at or 863-430-3617.

Source: Dr. Peter Ako Larbi, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CRB meetings and events listed are subject to change.
Please check for the most up-to-date information.
State of the Central Valley Meeting
to be held
February 4th

   Growers and industry members in the San Joaquin region and surrounding areas are invited to attend the virtual State of the Central Valley meeting presented by the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Division (CPDPD) and the University of California on Tuesday, February 4, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

     Attendees will receive an overview on the current status of the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing in the region and be able to ask questions to staff members from the CPDPD, University of California researchers and local grower liaisons.

     The meeting will take place via Zoom and requires registration to attend.
 A calendar invitation with the meeting log-in information will be sent to you prior to the meeting.
Source: Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) Citrus Insider
Rise in ACP Finds - A Reminder to Stay Alert

   The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee Chair Jim Gorden recently released a letter to the California citrus industry reminding all to work together and stay alert when it comes to Asian citrus psyllid detections. 
Source: Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) Citrus Insider
CDFA Announces One Vacancy on the CPDPC
     The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing one vacancy on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC). The Committee advises the CDFA secretary on activities associated with the statewide citrus specific pest and disease work plan that includes, but is not limited to outreach and education programs and programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and diseases specific to citrus.

     The members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary travel expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration.

     Committee member vacancy exists for one grower representative from Fresno County. The member's term expires on September 30, 2023. Applicants should have an interest in agriculture and citrus pest and disease prevention. Individuals interested in being considered for a committee appointment should send a brief resume by
February 15, 2021, to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: David Gutierrez.   

     For additional information, contact: David Gutierrez, Branch Chief, Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division at (916) 274-6300, or e-mail ( 
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
Proposed Expansion of the HLB Quarantine Boundary 
in Riverside County - Moreno Valley Area
     Effective January 8, 2021, the Department is expanding the huanglongbing (HLB) quarantine boundary in  Riverside County in the Moreno Valley area. CLICK HERE to view the map of the proposed boundary. 

     For questions regarding the regulations or map, please email Kiana Dao at, Karina Chu at or Briana Russell at  or call 916-274-6300.
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division (CPDPD)
Fresno State to Hold Ag Tech Day 2021
     Join Fresno State's Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) for their annual Ag Tech Day broadcast live online Friday, February 12, 2021, from 7:45 - 11:45 AM.

    This event is a free online educational event featuring three field presentations followed by Q&A sessions. There will also be a discussion on SGMA nitrogen management, ILRP, and more.

Continuing Education Units Available:
Three hours of Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) units
 Three hours Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) self-certification (CURES) units

For additional information about the event, please click here
Source: California State University, Fresno; Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT)
UC Ag Experts Webinars

Current Challenges for Avocado Weed Management

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
     Sonia Rios, UCCE Area Subtropical Horticulture Advisor,will be talking about identification and control of most commonly found weeds in orchards and challenges avocado growers face – biology and life cycles of weeds, treatment options, herbicide resistance and preventive measures. One DPR CE unit (other) and one CCA CE unit (IPM) are pending.
Upcoming topics:
Citrus Mites (February 17, 2021)

Please register in advance for all 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: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources - UC Ag Experts
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