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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.
 
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 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE (DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2017)  
 CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS (DEADLINE: MARCH 21, 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.

New Mandatory Tarping Regulation Meeting Scheduled for January 9

The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program will hold an industry meeting in the Central Valley on January 9 to review the new mandatory tarping requirement recently approved by the California Office of Administrative Law.

The emergency rule requires all bulk citrus loads to be fully tarped during transport regardless of where the load originates from or its destination. The statewide mandatory tarping regulation is in response to a recommendation from the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will begin contacting growers, haulers and packers to re-sign compliance agreements that include the tarping requirement. These entities are urged to begin preparations now while they wait to receive new compliance agreements.

To attend the informational meeting, CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 To review a Q&A on the new mandatory tarping rule, CLICK HERE

CRB Launches E-Newsletter Campaign!

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) has launched it’s first edition of their monthly E-Newsletter for December 2016. The E-Newsletter hopes to bring you up-to-date news from the CRB and industry partners. Click on the link below to view the first edition and make sure to subscribe so that the January edition goes directly to your inbox.

Please click HERE for the 2016 December E-Newsletter

HLB External Review – Final Report

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) has released the final report of the HLB External Review, conducted at University of California, Davis on September 6-9, 2016. 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.

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Citrus Research Assessment Notice

Notice of the 2015-2016 Assessment Rate for the California Citrus Research Program

2015-2016 Citrus Research Assessment Notice

Citrus Research Board hires Gary Schulz as President

The Citrus Research Board (CRB), is proud to announce Gary Schulz as President. Schulz joined the organization on September 14, 2015 to manage the overall affairs of the program and guide strategic direction.

See press release HERE

CRB Past Research – Deficit Irrigation

CRB Past Research – Deficit Irrigation – David A. Goldhamer

In a year when water is scarce, deficit irrigation is a method to consider.  CRB funded  two research projects on regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) conducted by David Goldhamer in 1997-2000 and 2002-2006.  You can find these project reports categorized by year below. 

                 
    Regulated Deficit Irrigation of Orange Under High Evaporative Demand – Goldhamer    
                1997   1998 1999  2000 (Completion Report)
 
            
      Using Regulated Deficit Irrigation to Optimize Size in Late Harvest Navels – Goldhamer     
           2002  2003  2004 2005 2006 (Completion Report)