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- Citrus growers voice support for ACP-HLB prevention
- Program well received
- California citrus growers support citrus protection at CDFA hearing.
- Prevention program aims to control Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing.
- CDFA restrictions on citrus movement in Tulare County due to ACP find lifted earlier in June.
Jim Gorden, Lemon Cove, Calif., citrus grower, voices support to continue a California citrus program aimed to control invasive pests.
Program well received
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 Victoria.Hornbaker@cdfa.ca.gov, or by mail to: CDFA, 1220 N. St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814 – Attention: Victoria Hornbaker.
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