Citrus farmers up their attack on the Asian citrus psyllid

From left, Tyler Baker, a PCA with Sequoia Orange in Exeter, Calif., Guy Wollenman of Monte Vista Ranches in Lindsay, Calif., and Dan Dreyer, a Tulare County ACP/HLB grower liaison with the California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, look at a map of psyllid management areas where Wollenman farms in Tulare County.

Tulare County pushes area-wide ACP treatment program

103 PMA zones established in Tulare County, Calif. Program could be replicated in Fresno and Kern counties Citrus officials believe that citrus greening, though currently undiscovered, may exist in San Joaquin Valley    

An industry-led effort is under way to stay ahead of increased Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) finds and the probability of discovering Huanglongbing (HLB) in commercial groves in the San Joaquin Valley.

Tulare County citrus growers are hearing of efforts to create Psyllid Management Areas (PMA) that could replace the current system of targeted treatments that are employed only after psyllids are discovered in survey traps.

Once the Tulare County PMA program is established and

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