Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)

Citrus Health Management Areas

Volusia CHMA News Archive

    8/29/13 The September coordinated spray for the Volusia CHMA will begin on September 1st and end on September 15th. The selected mode of action for the psyllid spray will be an Organophosphate (Lorsban, Dimethoate, Imidan). Please contact Grower Coordinator Steve Crump for further information.

    The next coordinated spray for the Volusia CHMA is set to begin on September 1st and will end on September 15th. The selected Mode of Action for this coordinated spray will be an Organophosphate (Lorsban, Dimethoate, or Imidan). Please follow the label instruction for the material that is chosen.

    Following the coordinated spray in September, the next coordinated spray will be in November using a Pyrethroid (Danitol or Mustang). The November spray will begin on November 8th and end on November 22nd.

    6/7/13 The next coordinated psyllid spray for the Volusia CHMA is scheduled for June 15th – 29th. The selected mode of action for this application will be a combination of a foliar neonicotinoid and abamectin. Please read and follow the label directions for any spray material that used.

    An updated coordinated spray plan has been posted to the Volusia CHMA website. An important change in the spray plan is the rescheduling of the September coordinated spray. The application dates for the September spray are September 1st – 15th, which is different from last year.

    4/29/13 The Volusia CHMA met on Friday April 26th to discuss the progress of the CHMA and the next coordinated spray. The next coordinated spray will take place at the end of April and conclude on May 10th. The selected mode of action for this spray will be an Organophosphate (Lorsban, Dimethoate, or Imidan). There also a summer coordinated spray planned for June 15th through June 29th using a foliar Neonicotinoid and an Abamectin material.

    The coordinated spray schedule has been updated with the new spray dates and can be found under the Planned Pesticide Applications link on the Volusia CHMA webpage.

    1/22/13 Current conditions being observed in the Volusia CHMA has warranted a change to the planned pesticide application schedule for the CHMA. The coordinated spray that was planned for February 1st – 15th has been moved forward. The new coordinated spray will begin immediately and continue to February 5th. It is very important to complete the regional application within two weeks. The selected mode of action for the this application will be a pyrethroid (danitol or mustang). Please follow all label instructions for the material that is chosen. Contact grower coordinator Steve Crump for more details.

    11/01/12 A coordinated spray is scheduled for the Volusia CHMA. The spray will begin on November 8th and continue through November 22nd. The selected Mode of Action for this spray will be a Pyrethroid (Mustang or Danitol). This is the first dormant spray of the season and will be followed by the second dormant spray in February. Please follow all label instruction and be aware of the re-entry interval and post-harvest interval for the product selected.

    9/3/12  The Volusia CHMA meet on August 31st at the Volusia County Extension Office.  The meeting consisted of presentation by Justin Nipaver (FDACS), Olive Mackey (FDACS), Brandon Page (UF), and Gary England (UF).  It was decided that the Volusia CHMA will conduct 4 coordinated sprays per year. 

    The next coordinated spray is scheduled to begin on September 8th and continues through September 22nd.  The selected Mode of Action for this spray will be a Organophosphate.  Each grower must decide which Organophosphate insecticide will be used in their grove.

    A Coordinated Spray plan has been placed on to the Volusia CHMA website’s home page.  The next Volusia CHMA meeting will be on April 26th, the location of the meeting has yet to be determined. 


    8/29/12  A CHMA meeting is planned for the Volusia CHMA.  The meeting will take place at the Volusia County Extension Office in the Auditorium.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 am.  We will discuss Asian Citrus Psyllid sampling/scouting, Psyllid management techniques, and statewide CHMA results.  Lunch will be provided following the presentations. 

    The Volusia County Extension Office is located at:
    3100 East New York Ave.
    Deland, Fl.  32724


    5/31/12 A CHMA meeting is planned for Friday August 31, 2012. The CHMA meeting will be held in the auditorium at the Volusia County Extension Office and will begin at 10:00 AM. Our goal is to set a schedule for coordinated psyllid sprays through the beginning of 2013.

    University of Florida IFAS Extension
    Volusia County AG Center
    3100 E. New York Ave.
    DeLand, FL 32724
    Telephone: 386-822-5778

    5/11/2012 The Spring Citrus Advisory Committee Meeting was conducted in Person Florida. It was decided to meet again in October in order to plan a coordinated spray for control of Asian Citrus Psyllid. The exact date of the October meeting will be determined at a later date. Mr. Steve Crump has been added to the contact list for the Volusia CHMA as the Grower Coordinator.

    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.