Solutions for 

California citrus

The Data Analysis and Tactical Operations Center (DATOC) provides rapid, flexible, and responsive management plans for combating Huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid in California citrus. Read more about us.

Huanglongbing in California

More than 1,700 HLB-infected trees have been found in over 20 cities in Southern California. Click the map below to view larger.

Find out more about the HLB epidemic in California.

Latest News

Guidelines for using canines for HLB screening
January 20, 2020

 During the 3rd quarter of 2019, DATOC worked to facilitate the writing of a protocol for citrus growers to use in preparing and responding to visits by HLB-detector dogs. Final considerations were completed in the 4th quarter and the protocol is now in use by growers contracting with the detector dog company. View the guidelines here.

New Panelists Announcement
November 4, 2019

DATOC is pleased to announce the addition of two

experts to the expert panel: Dr. Kerry Mauck and

Dr. Michelle Heck.

Dr. Mauck is an Assistant Professor of Entomology at UC Riverside. Her expertise is in insect behavior and chemical ecology, and her research group is pursuing projects on CLas diversity and evolution, as well as pathogen movement across wild-urban and wild-agricultural interfaces.

Dr. Heck is a Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA ARS Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Unit in Ithaca, New York. Dr. Heck has been pursuing projects to develop novel management strategies for Huanglongbing, and to identify factors that affect CLas transmission efficacy. 

New Quarterly Report Released
October 11, 2019

DATOC has published a brief report summarizing activities completed in the third quarter of 2019.

Read more here.

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DATOC is sponsored by the Citrus Research Board and the California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.