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Randy Jacobson retires from citrus sales at Cecelia Packing

Randy Jacobson, sales manager at Cecilia Packing Corp., Orange Cove, Calif., is retiring from the company after 24 years.
Apr 26, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People, #Citrus

South Africa looks to summer citrus plans

In Citrusdal, South Africa, members of Summer Citrus from South Africa have made plans for the summer season of U.S. imports.

Some Florida Citrus Seeing Recovery from Greening

Florida citrus is slowly trying to fight its way through the devastation of Citrus Greening and some ideas are working.
Apr 20, 2019 by AgDay TV #Video, #Citrus, #Produce (General)

HLB threat continues in California citrus groves

SALINAS, Calif. — The devastation of Florida’s citrus industry from Huanglongbing (HLB) could become the future for California citrus ­­– or not.

Sunkist’s 125th annual meeting notes ‘solid grower returns’

Citrus marketing cooperative Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., recently had its 125th annual meeting.

California citrus leader Joel Nelsen has retirement in sight

Citrus industry warrior Joel Nelsen will work through the end of 2019, helping Exeter, Calif.-based California Citrus Mutual usher in a new era of leadership under Casey Creamer.
Jan 28, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

GOPEX panel to look at new organic study on citrus greening strategies

A new research paper from The Organic Center outlines organic-compliant practices for combating citrus greening disease and the disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllid.
Jan 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Limoneira opens sales office in Vietnam

Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has opened a Southeast Asia Regional Sales office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HLB cases on the rise in California

The number of huanglongbing (HLB) detections in California increased 160% from 2017 to 2018, according to the California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program.

Volume up, sizing down for California citrus crops

California growers are expected to produce 80 million cartons of navel oranges during the 2018-19 season, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an 11% increase over last year.