SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division
Asian Citrus Psyllid (San Diego and Imperial Counties)
A nymph was found by a PCA in a young citrus block. This is the first find in a production agricultural setting.
A new trap for ACP is being evaluated. It is hoped it will be more effective than the current traps in use.
New detections occurred in the Niland area of northern Imperial county.
An additional 400 meter treatment area will be established in Jamul. A public meeting to discuss will be scheduled.
Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM)
USDA-APHIS conducted an open house for the Moss Landing facility in late February.
Robert Dowell will meet with Napa and Sonoma county Agricultural Commissioners to discuss possible release sites for sterile moths.
The Department of Fish and Game released a report attributing the 2007 bird die-off in Santa Cruz to red tide conditions.
Various Fruit Fly Projects
Mex Fly in Azuza is estimated to be eradicated by July 9, 2009 with no further detections. Ground treatments are projected to be completed
April 1. Sterile releases continue over a 13 square mile area at a rate of 500,000 per square mile.
OFF in Lakewood, LA County. MAT is projected to be completed by April 15th.
Med Fly in San Diego County. Spring Valley ground treatments are expected to continue until May 10th. EL Cajon ground treatments should finish by March 28th, sterile releases continue in both areas.
Gypsy Moth (Ventura County)
Bt treatments began on March 9, 2009 and will require 60 days to treat the infested area. Limited activist activity was reported at the beginning of the treatments.
A High Risk Pest Exclusion committee meeting will be held on March 11 to discuss FY 2009-10 strategies.
a. Fee Increases ~ Rolan
Discussed during Executive Session.
b. Drought Meeting ~ Group