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Citrograph Summer 2017

HLB in Guangdong, China pg. 34

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Citrus Research Board Announces 2017 Citrus Grower Seminar Series

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is proud to announce the return of the Citrus Grower Seminar Series, co-produced by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Three different meeting dates and locations will give growers from different regions the opportunity to attend.

The FREE half-day seminars start at 8:00 a.m. and are expected to end at 12:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Citrus experts from California and Florida will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with topics on: Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB), integrated pest management, rootstocks, new varieties and alternate bearing.

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 3-hours of Continuing Education (CE) “Other” Units have been approved by DPR.

3.5-hours of Certified Crop Adviser Units have been approved.

Sprayer Calibration and Coverage Training for Improved California Red Scale Control in Citrus

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) will be hosting a half-day Sprayer Calibration and Coverage Training for Improved California Red Scale Control in Citrus. This event will focus on the improvement of California red scale control in citrus and will showcase the basics of sprayer calibration, spraying demos and the future of spray technology. Registration fee is $30 per person for a half-day of instructive spraying techniques and includes lunch. 

Registration is now closed. Please contact the CRB office for more information at (559) 738-0246.

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Join the CRB in EXETER at the Annual Post-Harvest Pest Control SEMINAR!

Don’t miss out on CRB’s Annual Post-Harvest Pest Control Seminar! This half-day local seminar for researchers, industry personnel and service company representatives will provide updates on recent developments in post-harvest disease control.

The seminar will start at 8:00 am on Thursday, April 13 and conclude at 12:30 pm.

 Seminar highlights include:

A packinghouse food safety roundtable discussion led by Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia, featuring panelists Kevin Severns, general manger of Orange Cove-Sanger Citrus Association; Franco Bernardi, Director of Packing Operations for Agricultural Capital / Suntreat Packing and all seminar presenters.

Seminar Bonus:  

CRB Researcher Spencer Walse, Ph.D., will present a live fogging demonstration that kills ACP in loaded bins, in the field, before they move to the packinghouse, a possible alternate to wet washing.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR (DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2017)   
 

Citrograph Spring 2017

Looking for Something New?
Special New Varieties BONUS SECTION pg. 72

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CRB Announces Request for Research Proposals for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year

The California Citrus Research Board (CRB) today announced the release of its 2017-2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) for scientific research projects that address the needs of California citrus growers. Key priorities for the organization this year include: research efforts to provide both short- and long-term solutions to huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening), research that addresses water and labor needs and securing adequate data to support trade activities and deal with barriers to citrus exports.
 
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Make Plans to Attend the 38th Annual Post-Harvest Pest Control Conference!

Please join us for the 38th 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 11 and conclude at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 12.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE (DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2017)  

Jim Gorden Elected CRB Chairman

Citrus veteran and pest management pioneer Jim Gorden was elected chairman of the Citrus Research Board (CRB) at a meeting of the Board on February 8, 2017. He will complete the term of Richard Bennett, who stepped down from the helm on January 20. Gorden previously had served as CRB chairman in 2009-11.
 
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CRB Researcher Michelle Cilia Honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Michelle Cilia, Ph.D., California Citrus Research Board (CRB) researcher and research molecular biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) at the Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture & Health on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
 
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Photo Caption: Michelle Cilia, Ph.D., working in her lab with graduate student, Annie Kruse. Annie is a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University working on citrus greening research in the Cilia Lab.