“This is very surprising and very disappointing,” said Joel Nelsen, president of California Citrus Mutual in Exeter.
This was the third ACP find in Tulare County this year. An Asian citrus psyllid was discovered in Wasco, Kern County, last week.
The Tulare County Agricultural...
The early morning agriculture show on KMJ 580 in Fresno opened this morning with comments about UC's new Asian citrus psyllid website from Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside.
"There are a lot of websites out there relating to Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing disease," Grafton-Cardwell said. "What I tried to do in this one is give it a management focus with action steps: Here's where the bug and disease are, here's what you should do if you're a grower, here's what you should do if you're a homeowner. It connects the dots."
The story notes that the website...
The discovery of Huanglongbing disease in a Hacienda Heights backyard last month poses a new challenge for UC Cooperative Extension and other scientists, reported Kate Campbell in AgAlert.
"We're really good at providing detailed information to researchers, agricultural commissioners, Cooperative Extension advisors, inspectors and border protection agents about what to look for and how to respond," said Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside. "We can reach thousands of people that way."
But with Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing, "we're dealing with...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The dreaded Huanglongbing, a devastating citrus disease, was detected in a Los Angeles County neighborhood last week, reported Diana Marcum and Rosanna Xia in the Los Angeles Times. It is the first confirmed case of the disease in California.
California Senator Anthony Canella (R-Ceres) highlighted the high cost of invasive pests in California at an informal hearing Dec. 14 in Los Angeles, reported the Merced Sun-Star.
“Experts peg the negative economic impact caused by invasive pests at $3 billion every year, making pest prevention a concern for all California communities – not just those in rural areas,” Sen. Cannella said. “Today’s hearing offered an important opportunity to better understand the harm invasive pests pose to urban landscaping, waterways and public health and to discuss the role urban communities play in pest prevention and control.”