Pests & Diseases

Brian Leahy, director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

Lorsban Under Scrutiny

February 16, 2016

Chlorpyriphos (Lorsban) Must be Used More Carefully By Patrick Cavanaugh, Deputy

Joel Nelsen, president, California Citrus Mutual

Joel Nelsen on New Cases of HLB in San Gabriel

February 8, 2016

Joel Nelsen on New Cases of HLB in San Gabriel By Charmayne Hefley, Associate Editor On

Kate Walker and Jon Roncoroni, CWSS

California Weed Science Society Meeting

February 5, 2016

California Weed Science Society Meeting By Charmayne Hefley, Associate Editor The California Weed

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Breaking News: New HLB Infected Tree in San Gabriel

February 3, 2016

Breaking News Citrus Insider Reports New HLB Confirmed in San Gabriel Today, two additional trees

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Dogs Detect Citrus Diseases

January 25, 2016

Dogs Detect Citrus Diseases By Charmayne Hefley, Associate Editor Animals have been known to be

CA Red Scale-Infested Fruit

Red Scale Challenges Citrus

January 20, 2016

Besides HLB, Red Scale Challenges Citrus By Charmayne Hefley, Associate Editor While much of

USDA Pesticide Data Program Report Confirms Food Safety

January 13, 2016

USDA Pesticide Data Program Report Confirms Food Safety: More than 99 percent of sampled food

Kevin Severns, a citrus grower in Sanger, CA, general manager of the Orange Cove-Sanger

Protecting California Citrus from ACP

January 12, 2016

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UC Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Advisor, Butte County

Grower-PCA Communication is Critical

January 7, 2016

Grower-PCA Communication is Critical By Laurie Greene, Editor Emily Symmes, UC Cooperative

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UPDATE! Expanded ACP Quarantine

December 28, 2015

UPDATE! Expanded ACP Quarantine in Stanislaus and Merced Counties Two ACPs Found in City of

Ruthann Anderson, CAPCA CEO

Ruthann Anderson, CAPCA’s New CEO

December 28, 2015

Ruthann Anderson, CAPCA's New CEO, Talks Leadership By Brian German, Associate Editor On January

Maurice Pitesky UC Extension population health & reproduction assistant specialist

Avian Influenza

December 22, 2015

Waterfowl  Migration Flyways Have Poultry Industry on Guard By Brian German, Associate

Invasive Giant African Snails Seized at LAX

July 22, 2014

  By Veronica Rocha; Los Angeles Times  Two picnic baskets packed with 67 live giant


Could CDFA’s ACP Control Policy Devastate Our Citrus Industry Like Florida’s?

June 3, 2014

Citrus Industry is Fired Up Over Softened ACP Control Policy By Patrick Cavanaugh   It


ALERT: Immediate Action Needed for Thrips/TSWR

May 4, 2014

Source: Neil McRoberts For those who have water and tomatoes:   Thrips numbers have

Les Wright, Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner


December 11, 2013

Fresno County Ag Commissioner Urges Cotton Growers To Complete Plowdown    Fresno County


Strawberry Meeting Focused on Fumigants, Pest Control

November 22, 2013

Fumigation Was Big Topic at Santa Maria Strawberry Meeting   New laws and regulations on

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AGRICULTURAL AWARDS – 2013 World Food Prize

October 18, 2013

2013 World Food Prize Winners Three distinguished scientists — Marc Van Montagu of Belgium,



October 9, 2013

Center for Invasive Species Researches the Mighty Mite [dropcap size=big]E[/dropcap]very 60 days,



August 24, 2013

Fresno County on Alert for ACP   Assemblyman Jim Patterson Assemblyman Jim