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.
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.