The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued an update indicating that it is proposing to remove the San Diego County Mediterranean Fruit Fly Quarantine effective October 29, 2015. According to the email update, the quarantine boundary is being removed because there have been no additional flies trapped in three lifecycles.

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The University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture is hosting a Fusarium Wilt Conference on Wednesday, November 12, 2015. The Conference will take place in Yuma and run through Friday, November 13. 

Attendees will hear from Fusarium Wilt experts from Arizona, California, Italy and Brazil and will also have the opportunity to take a field trip to see first-hand of how Fusarium Wilt solutions are put into practice. 

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Western Growers invites you to participate in this month’s Lunch and Learn Webinar on the current procedures the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has in place to identify, control and contain invasive species. Dr. Jason Leathers, CDFA’s primary state entomologist, will provide an overview of current procedures and showcase some examples of situations where these procedures have been applied. Please join us to hear from one of the state’s experts on this issue and to ask any questions you may have.

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Western Growers is engaged in the defense of critical crop protection tools and remains active at the federal, state and local levels.  When restrictions are necessary, we work with regulators to ensure they are based on science and that they protect public health without diminishing efficacy in the field. This marriage of science and policy is where Advocacy and Science & Technology units at Western Growers come together for the benefit of our members.

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