Citrus Psyllid Management Area Meetings Announced for Tulare County

Developed by the top minds at University of California, California Citrus Mutual and Citrus Research Board, along with other industry leaders, a new area-wide treatment strategy is being introduced to citrus growers to organize the industry and allow for rapid communication if area-wide insecticide treatments are needed.

Coordinated treatments are the most effective way to manage the Asian citrus psyllid and thereby protect our state's citrus from the incurable Huanglongbing disease, and this new strategy lays the framework for how neighboring growers should synchronize treatments to have the maximum impact on this pest. Right now, Tulare County is still in eradication mode, but the industry should plan for what may come next.

Industry leaders have divided Tulare County into "Psyllid Management Areas" in which neighbors can easily work together to time their treatments when the Asian citrus psyllid infests the area. Several meetings have been set up to introduce this strategy to growers, farm managers or PCA representatives from each area. Use the maps, dates, times and locations below to know which area you operate in and which meeting you should attend.

At each meeting growers will learn the details of this treatment strategy, when it should be implemented and how neighboring growers can work together. Growers will have an opportunity to get to know their neighbors and choose amongst themselves a Team Leader to help organize the group and flow communication about treatment timing. Growers working together will make this program successful and will save California citrus from the incurable HLB disease.

Click the link below to view a map to see the division of Psyllid Management Areas in Tulare County and learn which area you are in. The map is interactive - you can click the PMA labels on the map for a more detailed view of that area.

Tulare County PMA Map (PDF)

To RSVP for a meeting, register using the links below or call 559-592-3790.

Many growers may have operations in multiple Psyllid Management Areas. In that case, growers are welcome to attend the meeting time and location that is most convenient for them or attend multiple meetings to get to know your neighbors in all areas.

July 22, 2014 - PMAs in Southern Tulare County
Porterville Veterans Memorial Building


8 a.m. - T-2, T-3, T-4, T-5, T-6, T-7
Register

9:30 a.m. - T-8, T-9, T-10, T-11, T-12, T-13
Register

11 a.m. - T-15, T-16, T-17, T-18, T-19, T-21
Register

1 p.m. - T-14, T-20, T-23, T-24, T-25, T-26
Register

2:30 p.m. - T-28, T-29, T-30, T-34, T-35, T-36
Register

4 p.m. - T-31, T-37, T-42, T-43
Register

July 24, 2014 - PMAs in Central Tulare County
Exeter Veterans Memorial Building


8 a.m. - T-22, T-27, T-32, T-33, T-38, T-39
Register

9:30 a.m. - T-40, T-41, T-44, T-45, T-46, T-48
Register

11 a.m. - T-47, T-50, T-51, T-52, T-53, T-54
Register

1 p.m. - T-49, T-55, T-56, T-57, T-59, T-70
Register

2:30 p.m. - T-58, T-60, T-61, T-62, T-63, T-76
Register

4 p.m. - T-64, T-65, T-66, T-67
Register

August 7, 2014 - PMAs in Northern Tulare County
Kearney Agricultural Center


8 a.m. - T-69, T-71, T-72, T-73, T-77, T-82
Register

9:30 a.m. - T-74, T-75, T-78, T-79, T-80, T-81
Register

11 a.m. - T-68, T-83, T-84, T-85, T-89, T-93
Register

1 p.m. - T-86, T-87, T-88, T-90, T-91, T-92
Register

2:30 p.m. - T-94, T-95, T-96, T-97, T-98, T-99
Register

4 p.m. - T-100, T-101, T-102, T-103
Register