Upcoming events in both Arizona and California will focus on Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) status updates, quarantines and citrus greening. Additionally, a Date Palm seminar focusing on invasive pests, disease and pesticides is being held in Arizona.
The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is sponsoring two citrus seminars in Arizona in May. The first seminar -- the Yuma County Citrus and Date Palm Seminar -- will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Arizona Yuma Agriculture Center. Morning sessions will provide updates on ACP/HLB in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida as well as upcoming federal regulations while afternoon sessions will concentrate on a variety of issues involving Date Palms.
The University of Arizona’s second seminar will be held the next day on May 20, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Phoenix at the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office. Like the Yuma seminar, the Maricopa County Citrus Seminar will focus on ACP/HLB issues and will break after lunch. The seminar will NOT include sessions on Date Palm issues.
Lunch is included at both events. Please RSVP to Dr. Glenn Wright at 928-782-5876 so an accurate lunch count can be obtained.
In California, the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has scheduled scoping meetings to discuss proposals for changes to the ACP and HLB regulations. The meetings will cover changes regarding citrus commodities and nursery stock.
Read our previous Spotlight story for more information and for meeting details starting on May 6, 2016, in Tulare.
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