Treatments Planned for Fall
In response to glassy-winged sharpshooter finds in the Rolling Hills area of Madera County earlier this year, the Pierce’s Disease Control Program and the Madera County Agricultural Commissioner are planning for treatments around these finds. Some of these properties in the area were also treated last fall.
A second delimitation was started on August 8, just north of the Rolling Hills delimitation area. Treatments are also being considered for this area.
Nursery Shipping Updates
Nursery Regulatory Program Update:
There were 24,903 nursery stock shipments to non-infested areas of the state from Jan. 1 – July 31, 2019. Five viable glassy-winged sharpshooter egg masses were found in shipments at destination and the plants were rejected.
Origin county inspectors stopped eight adult GWSS, three nymphs
and 120 egg masses from moving in nursery stock shipments.
Nursery Stock Approved Treatment Program (ATP):
There were 6,717 ATP shipments, consisting of approximately 1,824,302 plants, from Jan. 1 – July 31, 2019. No regulatory actions were taken against any ATP nurseries for viable life states this year. Receiving counties monitored seven egg masses from ATP shipments, but all plant material was released with no GWSS emerging.