The California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee advises the CDFA Secretary on statewide work related to invasive pests. The committee also provides advisory recommendations related to research and public outreach.

Victoria Hornbaker, California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program manager, told the crowd, “The program has been well received in California.”

Public hearings will be held in Oxnard June 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., and in Ontario June 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, 222 North Vineyard Ave., to solicit additional input on the industry-funded program.

Public comments on the program can be submitted to the CDFA by June 26 by sending an e-mail to, or by mail to: CDFA, 1220 N. St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814 – Attention: Victoria Hornbaker.


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