Please join us for the 39th Annual Post-Harvest Pest Control Conference!
This highly technical two-day conference for researchers, industry personnel and service company representatives will provide updates on recent developments in post-harvest disease control.
The conference will kick-off at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 17 and conclude at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 18.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE (DEADLINE: APRIL 6, 2018)
The DATOC Coordinator is an employee of the California Citrus Research Board (CRB). He or she serves as a resource to both the CRB and the California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC). The employee plays a key role in the citrus industry’s Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) / Huanglongbing (HLB) management program.
Complete HLB Data Analysis Tactical Operations Center (DATOC) Coordinator job description can be located HERE Please click MORE for additional info and how to apply.
The Citrus Research Board (CRB) has released the final report of the HLB External Review, conducted at University of California, Davis on August 14-18, 2017. This report is for use in making future research funding decisions, closing research gaps, encouraging closer collaboration and other purposes as identified in the report.
The Citrus Research Board (CRB) has announced the recent hiring of Qijun Xiang, Ph.D., as director of the Jerry Dimitman Laboratory in Riverside, California.
As lab director, Xiang will work to re-establish a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)-certified high throughput diagnostic laboratory designation for HLB detection with initial emphasis placed on ACP samples. He will report directly to CRB President Gary Schulz and will supervise laboratory staff responsible for preparing and analyzing insect and plant samples. Xiang’s group will work with CRB staff and other agencies such as the California Department of Food and Agriculture/Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program, USDA-APHIS, USDA Agricultural Research Service and county pest control districts on regional diagnostic programs.