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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. Seating is limited to the first 80 registrants. Please pre-register by June 6.

CLICK HERE to register for spray training

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

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)   
 

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.
 
 CLICK HERE TO READ FULL PRESS RELEASE

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)  

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

Register for 2017 UC Riverside Citrus Day for the Industry

Please join us for the 6th Annual Citrus Field Day, designed for citrus growers and citrus industry representatives. Pending approval, we will be offering 4.5 hours of California Continuing Education Credit for Pest Control Advisers (PCA).

 
 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER

 
 CLICK HERE FOR THE UCR CAMPUS MAP

 

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

Request For Proposal (RFP) – Accounting Consulting Services

Request For Proposal

The Citrus Research Board requests proposals for a consulting CPA firm that would lead and direct the Finance and Accounting Department. The firm would report directly to the CRB President, work with existing finance and accounting staff (2 members presently), produce reports and present to the contracted audit firm of Borchardt, Corona and Faeth, the CRB Finance Committee and the Board of Directors.

Please click HERE for more info

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.

Please click HERE for more info