Yet another county has been added to the list of those where Asian citrus psyllid has been detected.  According to the Santa Maria Sun, the pest, which was detected on March 26, carries a citrus greening disease known as Huanglonbing and has been working its way north from San Diego County where it was first detected in 2008.  Huanglonbing has no cure and is deadly to citrus trees.  A quarantine is being established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to prevent the spread of the pest.

Ken Gilliland

AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits. 

Greg Nelson

Western Growers would like to thank and recognize our sponsors.

Whether you attended our last Annual Meeting in Hawaii or not, our sponsors have provided, and continue to provide, benefits both directly and indirectly to WG members and our industry.  To thank them for their dedication to our annual event and to show our continued support for them beyond their annual meeting sponsorship, we ask you to visit our sponsor page to explore how their business might be able to benefit you with your daily business operations.


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