The San Diego County Citrus Pest Control District has set area wide treatment dates. Growers should apply an effective foliar treatment to knockdown all stages of ACP.
Pauma Valley and San Pasqual Valley May 17 to May 31. These dates are earlier than last year. Treatments are more effective when the populations are small. This will give growers greater flexibility in the event of wet weather and the dates can be shifted forward but still allow applications before the flush begins.
Treatment with an effective ACP product is MANDATORY within pest control district boundaries. Areas outside of district boundaries are strongly encouraged to participate in the coordinated treatments to aid in the effectiveness of the treatment strategy. Studies indicate a treatment rate of 90% or more is necessary for area wide effectiveness. In addition, pest control district zones that reach 90% will also receive residential citrus treatments conducted by CDFA.
Follow these steps:
for a list of effective ACP pesticides for both conventional and organic growers. Organic growers are required to treat twice within a 10-day period to achieve comparable control. Conventional growers are encouraged to rotate products to avoid resistance. Consult your PCA, grove manager or pesticide dealer for more info.
*Schedule/conduct your treatments: All treatments, including both organic treatments, must take place on or between May 17 to May 31 for Pauma Valley and San Pasqual
*Maintain records, such as product receipts, recommendations and use records.
*Send a copy of the Pesticide Use Report for the treatment to the District office at: email@example.com, or mail to: SDCPCD, P.O. Box 1099, Pauma Valley, CA 92061
*Submit your Pesticide Use Report to the County Agricultural Commissioner electronically via CalAgPermits https://www.calagpermits.org/Membership/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fPortal.aspx
If you do not have an Operator ID Number or CalAgPermits account please contact the Ag Commissioner's office at 858-694-8980.
For questions and/or additional information please email district general manager Enrico Ferro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 334-7611.
Other useful links:
https://www2.ipm.ucanr.edu/agriculture/citrus/Asian-citrus-psyllid/ (UC recommended rates, products and adjuvants)
http://phpps.cdfa.ca.gov/PE/InteriorExclusion/pdf/acpgrowerinformation.pdf (spray and move approved products)