Effective October 1, 2017, deliveries to packing houses will need to use a new CRB assessment form. The form will be available on the CRB website as we are creating a new database to allow for the electronic submission of forms. The changes can be explained in three factors:
Please note that the data being supplied is distributed in an accumulated form to assure confidentiality for every grower.
The Citrus Research Board is conducting a series of meetings to present the assessment form changes. The meeting is geared toward packing house managers and assessment administrative staff. Please find information about meeting dates, times and locations below.
Please RSVP before November 3rd by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling
Tiffany Silveira at 559-738-0246.
The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is excited to announce our annual California Citrus Conference on October 11 in Visalia, California, at the Wyndham Hotel. The entire citrus industry is invited to participate in the free one-day conference, which will highlight the “best of the best” in citrus research.
What: California Citrus Conference
Where: Wyndham Hotel, Visalia, CA
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Free Breakfast Buffet
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Train the Trainer: Best Practices for Citrus Field Crews to Prevent the Spread of ACP/HLB.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
SPECIAL REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Register for this session at www.citrusinsider.org or by phone at (559) 592-3790.
Note: This training will be conducted in Spanish only.
Welcome to the California Citrus Conference
Gary Schulz, President, Citrus Research Board
The Very Latest in Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) Treatment Strategies and Detection Challenges
Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Ph.D., Director of Lindcove REC & Research Entomologist University of California, Riverside and Carla Thomas, Plant Pathologist and Epidemiologist, University of California, Davis
Exploration and Exploitation of the Microbial Communities that Associate with Citrus Trees
Johan Leveau, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
Morning Break/ Scientific Poster Touring
Improving Nitrogen Management of Citrus
Steve Petrie, Ph.D., Director, Agronomic Services, Yara North America, Inc.
An Address to California Citrus Growers
Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
Lunch/ Poster Session Touring
Being Active is Not Being Bold
Joel Nelsen, President, California Citrus Mutual
An Update from the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (CPDPC)
Nick Hill, Chairman, CPDPC
Priority Post-Harvest Research to Control Insect Pests of California Citrus
Spencer Walse, Ph.D., Research Chemist, USDA-ARS, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center
A Panel Discussion: Biological Control Program for Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in California and Arizona
Greg Simmons, Ph.D., Entomologist, USDA-APHIS; David Morgan, Ph.D., Biocontrol Specialist, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Richard Stouthamer, Ph.D., Entomologist, University of California, Riverside
Afternoon Break/ Scientific Poster Touring
Citrus Breeding for California: New Tools to Meet the Challenge of HLB
Mikeal Roose, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, University of California, Riverside
Streamlining the Introduction of Citrus Varieties from Huanglongbing Infested Areas into California. A case study – Florida.
Georgios Vidalakis, Ph.D., Professor and UC Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside and Director, Citrus Clonal Protection Program
Closing Session/ Door Prize Giveaway (must be present to win)
Continuing Education (CE) Units
4-hours of Continuing Education (CE) “Other” Units have been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Units
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Units have been applied for and will be available to conference attendees, pending approval.
Wyndham Hotel – Visalia, CA
9000 W. Airport Drive
Visalia, CA 93277
Special Rate of $99 per night available
Mention Group Code: Citrus Research Board
Room block rates are valid through OCTOBER 4
We look forward to seeing you on October 11 at the California Citrus Conference!
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.
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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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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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
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
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.