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December 2018  |  E-Newsletter
Citrus Research Board is Hiring 

CRB Canine Project Manager

     The Citrus Research Board Canine Project Manager provides important support to the CRB for follow-through and implementation of a strategic plan developed by citrus HLB diagnostic stakeholders to transition canines for use and commercialization in California. Problem-solving, communications, writing, priority setting, time management and business development skills are necessary.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Central Valley Packinghouse Meeting

     The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual invite packinghouse managers, operations managers and supervisors in the San Joaquin Valley to attend a roundtable discussion about the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) on January 10, 2019 in Tulare. The meeting will include updates on ACP and HLB in California, regulations affecting businesses and Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program activities happening at the statewide level.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
What are the UC Ag Experts Talking About? 
This Month, it's Fuller Rose Beetle
 

     A series of 1-hour webinars, designed for growers and Pest Control Advisors, will highlight various pest management and horticultural topics for citrus and avocados.  During each session, a UC Expert on the subject will make a presentation and entertain write-in questions via chat during and/or after the presentation.

Current Topics: pests and diseases of citrus, avocado and other crops


Upcoming Webinar:
Fuller rose beetle
January 23, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, citrus IPM specialist and research entomologist, will discuss it's lifecycle, damage to citrus, monitoring, methods of control and export issues associated with Fuller rose beetle. There is no fee and 1-hour of "other" continuing education (CE) units will be available for attendees.
 

Please register in advance for the webinars.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
San Bernardino ACP-HLB Task Force Meeting

     The San Bernardino Task Force is holding a meeting on January 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the San Bernardino County Agricultural Commissioner’s office. Attendees will hear updates regarding the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB), learn about the University of California ACP scouting/sampling project results from Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, and more. The meeting is open to all citrus growers and affiliates.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
University of Arizona to Host Summit on 
Brown Wood Rot

     Growers and the public are invited to a summit on Brown Wood Rot (BWR), hosted by the University of Arizona, on Friday, January 25th at 10:00 AM.  Brown Wood Rot (Fomitopsis meliae) is a serious fungal pathogen affecting lemon trees in Yuma County and it has recently been found in Imperial County California.  Speakers include Drs. Mike Matheron, Glenn Wright and Alex Hu of the University of Arizona who will talk about past, current and future research on BWR, and Dr. Jeanette Rapivacoli of Syngenta Crop Protection who will discuss potential chemical controls for the disease.  Also, there will be a roundtable discussion with the speakers, growers and all  other interested participants to solicit additional research ideas that will lead to solutions to the BWR problem.  Arizona and California CEU hours will be offered, and a free lunch will be provided.
 
The seminar will be held at the
Yuma Agriculture Center, 6425 W. 8th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364. 


There is no fee to attend, but please RSVP to Dr. Glenn Wright at 928-782-5876, or gwright@ag.arizona.edu so that an accurate lunch count can be obtained.
2019 UCR Citrus Day for the Industry

     On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 the University of California, Riverside and the Citrus Research Board are teaming up once again to provide the 8th Annual Citrus Field Day designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives. 

Other Details:
Lunch is included with registration.
Registration: $35.00
Please call the CRB Office for more information at (559) 738-0246.


Continuing Education (CE) Units have been applied for through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for license categories PCA, QAL and QAC. 

For more information on program call: (951) 827-5906
For more information on registration call: (559) 738-0246

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Advances in Citrus Water Use and Irrigation Field Day

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Pursell Ranch, Strathmore, CA
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

     Join UC Davis Irrigation Specialist Dr. Daniele Zaccaria as well as other water experts and specialists from the University of California Cooperative Extension, the California Department of Water Resources and the Citrus Research Board to learn about research and advances in water use and irrigation for citrus production. Gain firsthand practical knowledge of the latest developments in the citrus industry and become familiar with methods and tools to measure evapotranspiration (ET) and crop coefficients (Kc), tree water status, and monitor soil moisture to inform irrigation planning and scheduling decisions for citrus.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Asian Citrus Psyllid Detected in Marin County

     Due to an Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) detection in Novato, California, Marin County has been added to Zone 2 of the ACP Nursery Stock Regional Quarantine and Zone 7 of the ACP Bulk Citrus Regional Quarantine.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
2019 CDFA FREP Request for Proposals Now Open

     The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) funds and facilitates research to advance the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use of fertilizer in California. The FREP grant program uses a two-phase annual process. Phase I, the submission of concept proposals, is now open!
     The 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) includes initiatives to help effectively manage nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture. The three main priority areas are improving input management, understanding soil-plant processes, and characterizing loss pathways. Please see the attachment for the full 2019 CDFA FREP Request for Proposals.

 
Concept proposals must be submitted to frep@cdfa.ca.gov 
by 5:00 pm on January 31, 2019.

 
CLICK HERE FOR 2019 RFP
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FREP GRANT PROGRAM WEBPAGE
CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CDFA Subsidized Training Classes for
FSMA/Produce Safety Rule

     The California Department of Food and Agriculture has received funding from the FDA to provide Produce Safety Rule Grower Training courses at a reduced rate.  A list of subsidized courses currently being offered in California through two different training firms is available here.  The link to the website at CDFA also has a link to register for the classes.  The classes begin in January 2019 and are offered through May 2019 and are offered in English and Spanish.  Please note that these classes will be limited, sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact
Lori Apodaca, California Citrus Mutual, Director of Regulatory Affairs,
at 
lori@cacitrusmutual.com or (559) 592-3790.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT EXTENDED!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:59 Pacific Time
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
For questions, please contact Carolina Evangelo at carolina@citrusresearch.org or +1 (559) 738-0246
CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE
CLICK HERE FOR FULL CRB EVENT CALENDAR
Check out our special edition of 

Citrograph Magazine

and the accomplishments of the past 50 years!



Winter 2019 Citrograph coming soon!
 
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