Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)
Osceola CHMA News Archive
2/1/12 - Discussion at the East Central Florida CHMA Roundtable today, February 1, 2011, reached a consensus that the following course of action is necessary in the various CHMAs in the region:
• Application of a dormant spray of a pyrethroid insecticide as soon as possible to control overwintering psyllid populations in the citrus canopy is necessary.
• Refer to Developing a CHMA Psyllid Management Plan at (http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu ) for commercial formulations of pyrethroid insecticides recommended for managing Asian citrus psyllid.
• Always refer to pesticide labeling for all instructions, including pre-harvest interval, Restricted Entry Interval (REI), etc.
The group at the CHMA meeting also determined that grower participation in the various CHMAs is vital in reaching the overall goal of reducing the populations of Asian citrus psyllids and thus slowing the potential of further HLB infection of commercial citrus plantings. To become active in your local CHMA, click on the Join the CHMA link at the bottom of the CHMA website that includes your citrus groves.