Environmental suitability of the San Joaquin Valley for growth of Asian Citrus Psyllid

In October 2020, the CPDPC Operations Subcommittee requested that DATOC provide input on whether the program should shift the ACP-detection grove trapping program in the San Joaquin Valley to a monthly servicing schedule, or continue a bi-weekly trap servicing interval. DATOC was asked to examine two sources of data: Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) trapping numbers in the Valley over time and climatic suitability.

 

In light of the reviewed data, in November 2020 we suggested trap monitoring be continued twice per month in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) and not be extended to a once per month servicing interval.