Fruit for Thought

News from Around the Citrus Industry

It’s no secret that the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program provides the citrus industry with the latest news in the fight against Huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid. The work conducted by CPDPP is a collaborative effort that involves local, county, state and federal officials, researchers, scientists and commercial citrus industry members alike.

In this blog, you’ll find the latest news from around the citrus industry, including research being conducted by University of California, DATOC and other program partners, updates from the Citrus Pest & Disease Committee members, profiles local state agricultural officials and more!

Grower Liaisons: Your Resource in the Fight Against HLB


The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program’s (CPDPP) goal is to sustain and protect...
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California Roars Back: Healthier, More Resilient Food and Agricultural Systems


As part of California Comeback Plan, as announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, comprehensive...
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California’s Successful HLB Management Strategy Focuses on Everyone Doing Their Part


What Nobel Prize-winning Economics Research Tells Us About ACP and HLB Management in...
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USDA Illuminates the Jamie L. Whitten Building in Green to Highlight Invasive Plant Pest Disease and Awareness Month


The following press release was originally distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Photo...
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UC/CRB study examines growers’ adoptability of voluntary best practices


Since Huanglongbing (HLB), the deadly citrus tree disease which has infected thousands of...
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DATOC finds regulated tarping practices to be successful in reducing ACP movement


As reported in the DATOC quarterly report and Citrograph Magazine, researchers at DATOC have...
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How to Submit Plant Samples for Testing


Interested in submitting plant samples as part of a proactive, routine testing effort, but not sure...
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San Joaquin Valley Guide for ACP/HLB Management in Organic Citrus


The San Joaquin Valley guide to ACP/HLB management in organic citrus was a grassroots effort by SJV...
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Your Local Grower Liaison: On the Frontline in the Fight Against HLB


The battle to save California citrus from the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing (HLB) is a...
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UC Researchers at Work Finding Solutions for Huanglongbing


In 2012, the bacterium associated with Huanglongbing (HLB), the deadly citrus tree disease, was...
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