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 January 4-18. Borrego January 11-25 . These dates are earlier than last year. This will give growers greater flexibility in the event of wet weather. If so, the board may decide to shift the dates forward and still allow applications to happen before the flush begins. These dates are at the beginning of the year so please make sure your Operator ID with County Ag Weights and Measures is current.
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.
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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 January 4-18 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.
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