Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)

Citrus Health Management Areas

East Pasco CHMA News Archive

    3/27/14  The next coordinated spray planned for the East Pasco/Hernando CHMA will begin in early april.  The selected mode of action for this spray will be an Organophosphate.  Growers are free to any Organophosphate they wish.
     
    Please follow all label instructions for the material that is chosen.  If there are any questions please contact Tim Woods or Cami Esmel McAvoy.

    3/13/14 The East Pasco/Hernando CHMA is conducting a coordinated spray from March 10th – 24th. The selected material for the this spray is Sulfoxaflor (Closer) being applied at a rate of 4 oz. per acre. Please follow all label instructions for any material that is used.

    2/3/14 There is a coordinated spray scheduled for the East Pasco/Hernando CHMA that will begin on Monday February 3rd. The spray will continue for 2 weeks ending on February 17th. The mode of action for this spray will be a pyrethroid (Danitol or Mustang). Growers are free to choose which insecticide they wish to use and any other additional products.

    Please follow all label instructions for the material that is chosen, paying close attention to pre-harvest intervals, re-entry intervals, PPE requirements, and bloom restrictions.

    9/24/13 The East Pasco/Hernando CHMA will be conducting a coordinated spray for control of Asian Citrus Psyllids. The spray will begin on October 7 and continue through October 14. The selected Mode of Action for this spray will be an Organophosphate (Dimethoate, Lorsban, Imidan, Malathion) . Please pay close attention to Pre-harvest intervals, Re-entry intervals, PPE Requirement, and application rates.

    The next coordinated spray will start on November 18th. More information about this coordinated spray will come at a later date.

    1/29/13 There has been a change to the coordinated spray plan for the East Pasco/Hernando CHMA. The second dormant spray was scheduled to start at the beginning of February using a pyrethroid. Due to the amount of bloom present in the CHMA the application of a pyrethroid could be a violation of the label requirements. It is advised to use Portal at this time and be prepared to conduct a coordinated spray following petal fall.

    1/29/13 There has been a change to the coordinated spray plan for the East Pasco/Hernando CHMA. The second dormant spray was scheduled to start at the beginning of February using a pyrethroid. Due to the amount of bloom present in the CHMA the application of a pyrethroid could be a violation of the label requirements. It is advised to use Portal at this time and be prepared to conduct a coordinated spray following petal fall.

     

    11/19/12 A coordinated CHMA spray is planned for the East Pasco/Hernando CHMA. The spray is scheduled to begin on December 1st and finish on December 15th. The selected Mode of Action for this application is a Pyrethroid (Mustang or Danitol).

     

    9/10/12 The East Pasco/Hernando County CHMA met at Growers Fertilizer in Dade City. The meeting was attended by Citrus Growers from the the East Pasco/Hernando County CHMA, Associates of Growers Fertilizer, and UF – IFAS Representatives. During the meeting there was an overview of the CHMA website, data presented on psyllid populations with in the East Pasco/Hernando County CHMA, and discussions about coordinated sprays.

    It was decided to plan 2 coordinated sprays for the upcoming months. The first spray will take place in October between the 8th and 15th using an organophosphate. The second plan spray with take place in December between the 1st and 15th using a pyrethroid. A second dormant spray is expected but no date has been set.