If you don't already have the UC IPM website bookmarked, you should take time to do it now! The website is among the easiest to use to solve pest problems. You will see photos and practical, scientific advice for both farm and home garden.
The Citrus IPM guidelines are updated to include more information about Asian Citrus Pysllid control!
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.
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.
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