Category Archives: Invasive Species

Invasive Species Summit kicks off at the Capitol

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Don’t Pack a Pest: Traveler education program expands to include SFO

At a news conference today inside San Francisco International Airport (SFO), officials announced the expansion of the successful “Don’t Pack a Pest” traveler awareness campaign into California. “Don’t Pack a Pest” helps protect against invasive species introduction in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Boaters can help fight spread of invasive mussels over Memorial Day Weekend

California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water … Continue reading

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Video: Protecting by Collecting – CDFA’s collections of pests, weeds, other organisms help protect our food supply

This video is part of CDFA’s observance of Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month throughout April. USDA, CDFA and organizations across the agricultural spectrum are reminding the public about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America’s crops and … Continue reading

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Marking the Eradication of the European Grapevine Moth

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross gathered with grape growers, winemakers, stakeholders and colleagues from federal and county agencies on Friday, Oct. 21 to mark a mutual achievement: eradication of the European grapevine moth (EGVM). “The growers and their communities where this … Continue reading

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Hunt for bugs with your smartphone – from the Sacramento Bee

NOTE – CDFA offers the Report a Pest app for those taking pictures of bugs in their gardens, or collecting specimens, and desiring help in identifying them. By Debbie Arrington As any gardener can tell you, bugs are always on the … Continue reading

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Video: Earth Day @ CDFA

Happy Earth Day from CDFA! This video provides a brief look at just a few of the programs and projects at the California Department of Food and Agriculture that help farmers protect the environment. From healthy soils and dairy digesters to alternative … Continue reading

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Two videos on the Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing – How to check your trees; Florida’s story

Thank you to the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and to California Citrus Mutual.

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European Grapevine Moth nearing eradication – from the Napa Valley Register

By Barry Eberling A $59 million, six-year battle has all but eliminated a grape-maiming invasive pest that struck the heart of Napa’s wine country. Napa County has spent $9.8 million and the wine industry $49 million fighting the European grapevine … Continue reading

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Wasps used to protect citrus trees from fatal disease – from the Los Angeles Times

By Geoffrey Mohan They look like grains of black sand inside a prescription vial. But each speck is a wasp that is lethal to the offspring of the Asian citrus psyllid, an aphid-size bug that spreads the bacteria that cause … Continue reading

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