- Author: Amanda Crump
The restrictions on citrus groves in Tulare County have been lifted. They were in place because three Asian Citrus Psyllids were found in traps. Growers and government officials worked to monitor the pest and were hopeful that the three pysllids were the only ones.
The easing of restrictions means that growers don't have to treat fruit before shipment but it doesn't mean that we can let down our guard. Everyone can look for the psyllids.
- Author: Amanda Crump
Please join the Statewide Master Gardener Program and the California Center for Urban Horticulture for a day of Citrus and Avocados.
We'll be in Davis on April 13th, in Los Angeles on May 17th and in Riverside on May 18th.
Registration is only $20 (includes lunch)!
Learn more and register here: http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/events/citrus/citrus.
Workshop includes information about grafting, pruning, varieties, and pest management.
See you there!
- Contributor: Amanda Crump
- Author: David Haviland
Reprinted with permission from David Haviland. Originally posted on February 8, 2013.
For the last few years citrus growers in the San Joaquin Valley have been nervously watching the establishment of Asian citrus psyllid in southern California and bracing themselves for the day of northward movement. That day arrived in November 2012 when two psyllids (Strathmore 16 Nov. and Terra Bella 21 Nov.) were caught on yellow sticky card traps, in addition to a third capture back in January 2012. These captures have now resulted in restrictions on the movement of citrus in the heart of California's principal citrus production region.
Asian citrus psyllid is a small...
Citrus Greening Disease has been moving through California. We are reaching out to California gardeners and UC Master Gardeners in an effort to slow the spread.
How can you learn more or help?
- Author: Pamela M. Geisel
We have just gone through a couple of weeks of over 100F in northern California on top of being inundated by smoke from all of the wildfires in the mountains surrounding the Sacramento Valley. Nonetheless it really is time to think about that fall vegetable garden. We call this the cool season garden because the plants tolerate colder temperatures...not that they need cold temperatures to grow. Getting your cool season vegetables in this time of year ensures that they grow to an adequate size before the soil temperatures cool to the point that they stop growing until spring. Your plants will be large by the time they come into the harvest period in early to late spring. Some of the things that I intend on planting in the next few weeks...