Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)

Citrus Health Management Areas

Seminole CHMA News Archive

    5/8/13 The recommendation for coordinated psyllid management sprays is to apply an Organophosphate at starting May 1st – 18th. The next coordinated spray should take place from June 15th – 29th using a foliar Neonicotinoid and an Abamectin material. Please follow all label directions for any material that is used.

    These spray recommendations come from the Volusia CHMA Coordinated Spray plan. The Volusia CHMA is one of the top preforming CHMA's in the state and the spray plans in use there have proven to be very effective against psyllids.

    The complete coordinated spray schedule for Volusia can be viewed on the Volusia CHMA webpage, under the planned pesticide link.

    9/5/12 A Central Florida CHMA meeting will be held tomorrow at the Lake County Ag Center in Tavares. The meeting will cover CHMA activity in the East Central Florida region. Presentation will be given by personal from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and The University of Florida. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am and will be held in the auditorium.

    The Lake County Ag Center is located at:
    1951 Woodlea Dr.
    Tavares, Fl. 32778

    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.