Sunday, June 16, 2024

Exotic Fruit Fly Triggers California Quarantine

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice With huanglongbing disease carried by Asian citrus psyllids becoming increasingly prominent throughout Southern California, the...

Kern Enters State Agreement for Huanglongbing Detection

California citrus navigates invasive insects, decreased volumes. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Kern County's Agriculture and Measurement Standards Department proposed a cooperative...

Ventura County Orders Citrus Quarantine

Citrus pests decrease production in California. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture ordered a quarantine for...

New Post-harvest Fungicide Anticipates Registration by 2026

First use of cyproconazole for green mold and sour rot in citrus. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A serving of mashed potatoes...

Egypt Threatens California’s Citrus Industry

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice At the start of 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture drafted a test risk assessment for...

Infected Citrus Pest ‘One Step Closer to Central Valley’

Huanglongbing disease detected in Ventura County. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In response to the California Citrus Disease and Prevention Program's confirmed...

Small, Post-harvest Community Gathers in Visalia 

Limited post-harvest technologies result in citrus fruit decay.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice After harvest, crops undergo a detailed post-harvest process to...

A Dangerous Pest Poses a Threat to Central Valley’s Commercial Citrus 

By the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program  A dangerous pest called the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is often found this time...

A Citrus Threat is Contained in State, But Caution Urged 

By Lisa McEwen, Freelance Writer   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  The gravest threat to America’s citrus industry—huanglongbing, also known...
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Tulare Citrus Farmers Battle Mud, Debris

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter, Tulare County Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Growers in Tulare County normally would be enjoying...
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Giumarra Companies’ Kristina Lorusso Discusses Citrus Outlook

By Melissa De Leon Chavez Reprinted with permission from AndNowUKnow  The Golden State has seen more weather in previous months than in recent...
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Citrus Industry Welcomes Federal Funding for New Citrus Breeding Program in Parlier, California

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual California Citrus Mutual (CCM) and the Citrus Research Board (CRB) welcome more than $1 million...
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Lindcove Research and Extension Center Annual Fruit Display and Tasting

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Each December, the Lindcove Research and Extension Center near Exeter, CA, hosts a two-day...
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California Citrus Growers Optimistic for the Upcoming Navel Orange and Mandarin Season

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual The California Citrus Mutual Marketing Committee (Committee) – comprised of growers, shippers, and marketers –...
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Renegade Round-up: Modernization of the Agriculture Farm Laboratory at Bakersfield College

By Greg Cluff, LeAnn Riley, & Julie Beechinor, Bakersfield College Agriculture Faculty The Bakersfield College Agriculture Farm Laboratory has been undergoing extensive...
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CDFA Announces Vacancies on California Citrus Advisory Committee

Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
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CDFA Announces Vacancies on Standardization Advisory Committee

Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
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Local Growers Honored as Citrus Family of the Year

Gless Family’s contributions to be highlighted April 22 in Ivanhoe Press Release Provided by Farmer Bob’s World Three generations of the Gless Family...
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Trees Are Chilling Out, Which is Good News

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Fruit and nut trees up and down the...
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2021-22 CA Navel and Mandarin Forecast Down from Initial Estimates

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual The California Citrus Mutual Marketing Committee (Committee) estimates that the total Navel orange crop for...
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Citrus Growers Welcome Rain and Anticipated Cold Weather

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual As rain and expected cold weather sweep through the citrus belt of California, growers are...
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Jacob Villagomez Hired as Director of State Governmental Affairs

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is proud to announce we have hired Jacob Villagomez as the...
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CCM’s Alyssa Houtby Promoted

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual Alyssa Houtby has been promoted to Senior Director, Federal Affairs for California Citrus Mutual (CCM)....
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Pandemic Causing Soaring Costs for Citrus Growers

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual The COVID pandemic continues to have rippling effects worldwide. For the California citrus industry, COVID...
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California Fresh Produce Industry Decries Assembly Action on SB 559

Press Release Provided by Western Growers In response to California State Senator Melissa Hurtado being forced to pull SB 559 after the...
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Detection of Citrus Disease, Huanglongbing, in San Diego County Establishes New Quarantine Area

Detection Marks First Time Plant Disease Has Been Found in San Diego County Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food...