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Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

By   /  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

The Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny pest that spreads a disease fatal to citrus trees, has been discovered in San Luis Obispo County for the first time. The bug was found in an insect trap at a home near Arroyo Grande, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture said on April 1, prompting agricultural Read More →

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USDA creates emergency response framework to fight citrus disease

By   /  Friday, December 20th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on USDA creates emergency response framework to fight citrus disease

The framework will allow the USDA and its partners to coordinate resources, share information and develop strategies to combat a serious bacterial disease affecting citrus crops locally and in other states.

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Strawberries sweeten ag outlook: Citrus pest, labor shortage continue to worry farmers

By   /  Friday, January 4th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Strawberries sweeten ag outlook: Citrus pest, labor shortage continue to worry farmers

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Wasp warfare: Fighting pests with parasites

By   /  Friday, April 27th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Features  /  Comments Off on Wasp warfare: Fighting pests with parasites

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The battle begins: Growers gear up to fight citrus disease

By   /  Friday, April 13th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Features  /  Comments Off on The battle begins: Growers gear up to fight citrus disease

Farmers all over the Tri-Counties are on high alert after a disease that could be devastating to the state’s citrus industry was discovered in L.A. County.

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Upbeat, with a caveat

By   /  Friday, January 7th, 2011  /  Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Upbeat, with a caveat

Citrus pest could spoil banner year for ag

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Asian psyllid found in La Conchita trap

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Asian psyllid found in La Conchita trap

The Asian citrus psyllid has landed in Ventura County

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