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Appendix I
Detection of Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing in Florida and Major Events and Activities That Occurred in Response to Their Detection (June 1998–August 2009)

Date

Event/Activity

Remarks

Purpose/Impact/Result

Reference/Links

1998 June

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) was detected by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services-Division of Plant Industry (FDACS/DPI) in Palm Beach County, FL;

Surveys for huanglongbing (HLB) were also done by FDACS-DPI personnel in Palm Beach County where the ACP was first found

ACP was detected in Florida, distributed along Highway 1 on the east coast of Florida, from Broward to St. Lucie counties and was apparently limited to dooryard host plantings at the time of its discovery

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2005/09022005_ 2.html

1999-2000

Surveys were conducted after an erroneous report that HLB was found in FL

Surveys were done in Homestead (Miami-Dade County), West Palm Beach (Palm Beach County), and Ft. Pierce (St. Lucie County)

HLB was not found by the end of 2000; Initial surveys indicated that ACP population probably was not contaminated with HLB

Halbert et al., 2008

2001

ACP was found in 31 counties in FL

 

 

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/citrus/acpsyllid.htm

2003-2005 (spring)

Intensive surveys were conducted in Orlando and

Surveys performed by Cooperative Agricultural

These surveys were done to detect HLB, but the disease was not found until August 2005

Halbert et al., 2008



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Appendix I Detection of Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing in Florida and Major Events and Activities That Occurred in Response to Their Detection (June 1998–August 2009) Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links http://www.doacs.stat ACP was detected in Florida, distributed Surveys for 1998 June The Asian citrus psyllid e.fl.us/press/2005/090 along Highway 1 on the east coast of Florida, huanglongbing (HLB) (ACP) was detected by 22005_2.html from Broward to St. Lucie counties and was were also done by the Florida Department of 217 apparently limited to dooryard host plantings FDACS-DPI personnel in Agriculture and at the time of its discovery Palm Beach County where Consumer Services- the ACP was first found Division of Plant Industry (FDACS/DPI) in Palm Beach County, FL; Halbert et al., 2008 HLB was not found by the end of 2000; Initial Surveys were done in 1999-2000 Surveys were conducted surveys indicated that ACP population Homestead (Miami-Dade after an erroneous report probably was not contaminated with HLB County), West Palm that HLB was found in Beach (Palm Beach FL County), and Ft. Pierce (St. Lucie County) 2001 ACP was found in 31 http://entomology.ifa counties in FL s.ufl.edu/creatures/cit rus/acpsyllid.htm 2003-2005 Intensive surveys were Surveys performed by These surveys were done to detect HLB, but Halbert et al., 2008 (spring) conducted in Orlando and Cooperative Agricultural the disease was not found until August 2005

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 218 Tampa, FL Pest Survey (CAPS) teams Amanda Hodges, 2003-2005 Informational Talks on Presented by the National Between 2003 and 2005, 19 recorded personal ACP Plant Diagnostic Network presentations were viewed by 349 registered communication (NPDN) attendees from California, Texas, and Florida. The primary audience for training consisted of the following groups: county extension agents; state and/or federal survey specialists; state and/or federal inspectors; consultants; growers; and various private industry personnel. Registered First Detectors throughout the US also receive the monthly NPDN First Detector newsletter, which periodically includes information about target pests such as citrus greening and ACP. http://conference.ifas. 2004 Taxonomic Training for Conducted by the NPDN; Extensive taxonomic training was provided to ufl.edu/homoptera Entomologists ACP was covered in the entomologists in the southern US region. Amanda Hodges, training Helped entomologists in the southern region personal to screen for ACP. One of the entomologists communication (from LSU AgCenter) who attended the 2004 Workshop was involved in the initial detection of ACP in Louisiana in 2008 http://www.doacs.stat The 2005 survey and another survey in 2005 August HLB was discovered in United States Department e.fl.us/pi/caps/survey January-February 2006 indicated that by that Miami-Dade County, FL of Agriculture (USDA) s.html; time HLB was discovered in FL, it had spread and FDACS CAPS http://www.doacs.stat extensively and could not be eradicated (Cooperative Agricultural e.fl.us/press/2005/090 Pest Survey) discovered 22005_2.htmlHalbert the disease et al., 2008

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links http://www.doacs.stat September Citrus Greening Briefing Initial effort following the The briefing session was conducted to gather e.fl.us/pi/chrp/greenin Session held in Lake detection of HLB in more information about the disease situation g/researchneedsgoals. Alfred, FL Miami-Dade County. so that preliminary decisions can be made; pdf; Research needs were also identified at this http://www.aphis.usd meeting; Attended by representatives from a.gov/plant_health/pl USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection ant_pest_info/citrus_ Service (APHIS), Plant Pest and Quarantine greening/downloads/ (PPQ), Center for Plant Health Science and pdf_files/twg/minutes Technology (CPHST), University of Florida 9-8-05.pdf; (UF), Citrus Research and Education Center http://www.aphis.usd (CREC), and FDACS-DPIURL: a.gov/plant_health/pl http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant ant_pest_info/citrus_ _pest_info/citrus_greening/downloads/pdf_fil greening/downloads/ es/twg/attendees.pdf pdf_files/twg/researc hneedsgoals.pdf November 2nd International Citrus Hosted by Florida citrus Invited scientists and participants were http://www.aphis.usd Canker and HLB mutual (FCM) and co- charged with developing a prioritized list of a.gov/plant_health/pl Research Workshop was organized by USDA ARS research recommendations. The 2005 meeting ant_pest_info/citrus_ held (Tim Gottwald), UF, was attended by about 150 international greening/downloads/ USDA APHIS, and scientists. pdf_files/twg/2ndcc- FDACS hlb-workshop.pdf T. Gottwald, personal communication 219

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 220 http://www.aphis.usd 2006 FL HLB Science Panel Organized by The Science Panel was created in order to a.gov/plant_health/pl January Meeting USDA/APHIS and the provide guidance to state and federal officials ant_pest_info/citrus_ FDACS/DPI for an HLB response that is based on sound greening/downloads/ science; The panel concluded that the disease pdf_files/twg/hlbscie was already too widespread to attempt ncereport1-31-06.pdf eradication T. Gottwald, Meeting Abstract, Proc of the International Workshop on Citrus Greening 2006 April Florida Citrus Production Council decides that HLB and canker are big Peter McClure, Research Advisory enough threats to warrant additional funding personal Council (FCPRAC) votes communication; to spend all available Marshall Wiseheart, monies on HLB (with personal some on canker) communication Program created to support the industry http://www.doacs.stat Citrus Health Response through training, education, and outreach e.fl.us/pi/chrp/index.h Program was tmlR. Gaskalla, implemented by the personal FDACS-DPI communication http://www.ars.usda.g Developed by National October A Recovery Plan for ov/SP2UserFiles/Plac Plant Disease Recovery HLB or Citrus Greening e/00000000/opmp/Cit System (NPDRS) of was developed rusGreening61017.pd APHIS f Over 112,000 grower samples have been run Mike Irey, personal The Southern Gardens October Southern Gardens so far, in addition to 18,000 samples from communication HLB diagnostic clinic was receives first sample for Southern Gardens itself established in order to HLB testing (free of provide service to the charge) industry that the federal and the state did not have the capacity to provide

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links FCPRAC gets additional funding from the Marshall Wiseheart, The Council (FCPRAC) November Announcement of the State of Florida and the FDOC; The Council personal asked the UF Institute of formation of two research cooperates with California Citrus Board communication Food and Agricultural task forces to deal with (CRB) to sponsor five projects Sciences (IFAS) and HLB and canker by the USDA scientists to Florida Department of concentrate efforts on Citrus (FDOC) HLB and canker 2007 Greening and Canker UF-IFAS Extension This was conducted so that participants can http://citrusagents.ifa January Field Day see firsthand the symptoms and effects of s.ufl.edu/newsletters/ citrus canker and greening on a commercial atwood/Citruslines% grove 20December%20200 6.pdf Training Module on This module was part of Available for educators to use at the 144 http://www.npdn.org/ Citrus Greening posted at the NPDN Special Topic recorded NPDN First Detector training DesktopDefault.aspx NPDN website Training Modules sessions that have occurred since the release ?tabindex=3&tabid=5 of the presentation in December 2007. 2 Presentation may also be used by those not Amanda Hodges, conducting official First Detector training. personal communication Approximately $1 million Peter McClure, funding was allotted for personal HLB/canker research communication http://www.aphis.usd The purpose of the conference was to make USDA APHIS PPQ March 2007 HLB Technical a.gov/plant_health/pl recommendations on survey and regulation of convened a meeting of the Working Group (TWG)- ant_pest_info/citrus_ HLB; The HLB TWG met because of: 1) HLB TWG on March 13, conference call greening/downloads/ potential detections of the HLB pathogen in 2007 pdf_files/twg/2007% its insect vector in Florida and Texas, and 2) 20HLBconf-call.pdf to discuss experimental evidence characterizing the host status of Murraya spp. 221

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 222 http://conference.ifas. May Invasive Arthropod Organized by the NPDN This workshop also covered the ACP and ufl.edu/arthropod/ Workshop citrus greening; The aim was to increase Amanda Hodges, knowledge of exotic pests and diseases. personal Intensive hands-on training was also communication provided. Approximately 70 cooperative extension personnel, diagnosticians, inspectors, and survey specialists from around the southern region of the US attended. Conference abstract proceedings available at: http://insectscience.org/9.61/ Marshall Wiseheart, Total funding includes: June The Council (FCPRAC) personal FDOC pledge $2M, met to determine funding communication FCPRAC funds $1.6M to of 82 research projects match $3.75M from for over $5M Legislative Appropriation. $250,000.00 also appropriated for UF to develop an diagnostic lab to test samples for HLB http://www.aphis.usd The Summit was convened to share and December USDA APHIS Citrus Findings released April a.gov/plant_health/pl gather the latest information on the Greening Summit 2008; ant_pest_info/citrus_ epidemiology of citrus greening and to (National Plan http://www.flcitrusmutual. greening/downloads/ discuss industry, State, and USDA strategies Development) com/files/9bec29bf-5dc1- pdf_files/citrusgreeni and activities to address the disease and its 4349-b.pdf ng_summit_plan.pdf insect vector, the ACP. A total of 65 sector leaders attended, representing USDA agencies, State regulatory agencies in citrus- producing States, research institutions, and citrus and nursery industry-based organizations. 2008 FCPRAC decides to Marshall Wiseheart, January create a scientific review personal panel after consultation communication with Steve Lindow

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links To start the development of a comprehensive Bob Norberg, January The Florida Citrus Research Management Plan personal Industry Research communication Coordinating Council (FCIRCC) Greening Task Force forms the Greening Research Oversight Committee Halbert et al., 2008 January Sale of infected Murraya New regulations required paniculata was prohibited that all Murraya by the state on Florida paniculata plants to be obtained from clean sources and produced under screen; Regulations also require Murraya plants to be treated with systemic pesticide prior to sale Halbert et al., 2008 Regulations were designed to prevent planting According to this January Florida statues enacted of HLB and canker infected stock in regulation, all certified the CHRP commercial groves nursery trees have to be recommendation for grown within protected nursery tree production structures http://www.imok.ufl. Established to serve grower and researcher Established through the February The Southwest Florida edu/hlb/ HLB diagnostic needs; By Sept. 2008, the efforts of the Gulf Citrus Research and Education Pamela Roberts, HLB clinic has processed 4,000 samples. By Growers Association Center (SWFREC) HLB personal May 2009, the lab has received over 12,000 (GCGA) and elected Diagnostic Laboratory communication grower samples, approximately 4000 research officials; Growers, elected began its operation samples, and 700 screen house samples from officials and industry reps the Budwood facility in SWFREC convinced the Florida legislature to appropriate $250,000 in state funds to establish the HLB Lab in Immokalee 223

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 224 To suggest the formation of an Expert Panel Peter McClure, FDOC met with the USDA National Program (NAS/National Research Council) and personnal National Academy of and NAS assistance SWAT-Team (ARS) communication; Bob Sciences (NAS) and sought and received by Norberg, pers.comm. USDA Agricultural FDOC/FCIRCC/FCPRA Research Service (ARS) C in Washington, D.C. Peter McClure, FDOC pledges $20 personal million—legislature communication pledges $2 million, FCPRAC has $2 million—$24 m available for research April Greening Summit Sponsored by UF-IFAS Topics covered: status of HLB, research http://citrusagents.ifa Extension and the projects, control programs, sample s.ufl.edu/events/green FCPRAC submission, survey techniques; There were ing_summit/ also grower panels and a discussion of the Brazilian experience HLB research priorities identified by NRC http://southeastfarmpr Experts from various April National Research panel ess.com/news/citrus- disciplines convened in Ft. Council (NRC)/NAS greening-0610/ Pierce and West Palm Citrus Greening Meeting Beach, FL of Experts April USDA ARS Citrus HLB research priorities identified by USDA http://southeastfarmpr Greening Workshop ARS panel ess.com/news/citrus- greening-0610/ Peter McClure; Tom FCPRAC engaged TIG for research portfolio June (up to Technology Innovation Turpen, personal management, with Tom Turpen serving as present) Group (TIG)/Tom Turpen communication Program Manager hired by FCPRAC as professional program manager RFP based on HLB http://www.fcprac.co June Request for Proposals Research Priority List m/submit-guidelines- (RFP) was announced by created by NRC/NAS 2008.pdf the FCPRAC through the NAS

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links SWFREC Newsletter June FL Rep Matt Hudson The visit was facilitated Rep Matt Hudson's visit included learning visited SWFREC by Collier County about Citrus/HLB research programs: Cooperative Extension propagation of citrus trees under cover of two director Robert Halman screen house structures, psyllid research being conducted in a glass greenhouse and the HLB Lab currently testing citrus samples for HLB http://www.aphis.usd August USDA CPHIST HLB Report Released Sept. The HLB TWG was asked to provide a.gov/plant_health/pl TWG Meeting 2008 scientifically-based recommendations to ant_pest_info/citrus_ decision makers for at-risk regions and greening/downloads/ industries to try to best prepare for the arrival pdf_files/twg/HLB% and establishment of the ACP where it is not 20TWG%20Report% yet present or establishment and spread of 20Final%20NOLA% HLB where ACP is currently established; 20080808.pdf HLB TWG was asked to develop options on a regional basis September- Submission and Review Proposal review 236 pre-proposals and 205 full proposals were November of Research Proposals conducted by the NRC received in response to the RFP APHIS http://www.aphis.usd September TWG on Commercial a.gov/plant_health/pl Production and ant_pest_info/citrus_ Movement of Citrus greening/downloads/ Nursery Stock from FL to pdf_files/twg/cns- non-citrus producing twg-report.pdf states-Findings and Recommendations September FL citrus growers visited Hosted by the California To coordinate research activities and John Jackson's central CA CRB educational opportunities Progress Report to FCPRAC Sept. 30, 2008 225

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 226 http://desoto.ifas.ufl.e September- Florida Mini-Greening Held in Lake County, du/pdf/Citrus%20Ne October Summit was held Highlands County, wsletters/Citrus%20P Hendry County, DeSoto DF%20Documents/Fl County, Polk County, and orida%20Mini- St. Lucie County. Greening%20Summit Presented by the FL .pdf Cooperative Extension Service Citrus Extension Agents http://www.environm The Specialty Crop Research Initiative was USDA/ARS Kika de la October USDA Awards more than ental- established by the 2008 Farm Bill to support Garza Subtropical US$28 million through expert.com/resultEac the specialty crop industry Agricultural Research the Specialty Crop hPressRelease.aspx?c Center (TX) was awarded Research Initiative id=31108&codi=387 $493,290 for the project (SCRI) 74&lr=1 Development of an Area- Wide Approach for Controlling Infection and Spread of HLB of Asian Citrus Psyllid October Business Plan created by Tom Turpen, Technology Innovation personal Group (TIG) was communication approved by FCPRAC http://www.fas.org/sg Delisting of CLas meant that grower funds did Candidatus Liberibacter November Candidatus Liberibacter p/news/2008/10/selec not have to be used to upgrade both IFAS and africanus was also 17 asiaticus was removed t.html; USDA labs in Florida; before CLas was removed from the PPQ from the PPQ List of http://edocket.access. delisted, many other scientists in other List of Select Agents and Select Agents and Toxins gpo.gov/2008/E8- locations couldn't work on HLB, now more Toxins; Candidatus 23887.htm scientists can conduct research on HLB. Liberibacter americanus P. McClure, personal was not added to the list communication

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links Tom Turpen, November Non-profit organization, personal Advanced Citrus communication Technology Group (ACT) articles were filed and industry steering committee was formed http://www.doacs.stat According to P. Stansly, the program was Program co-sponsored by November Gulf Citrus Growers e.fl.us/pi/chrp/docum generally successful and the greatest failure of UF/IFAS SWFREC and Association Asian Citrus ents/chrp_update_ma the program was the inability to include DPI; Activities include: Psyllid Area Wide Spray r_2009.pdf abandoned groves (10,000 acres) in areas pre-spray psyllid surveys, Program (2008-2009 Phil Stansly, personal managed by SFWMD (Southwest FL Water aerial and ground Area Wide Dormant communication Management District) spraying, and post-spray Spray) initiated. Spray surveys. Aerial program for SW FL applications (77,000 acres) and ground applications were done from December 2008 to January 2009; Sprays planned for Nov-Dec 2009 and Jan-mid Feb 2010 This was attended by researchers and others http://fl- December International Research Organized by DPI, ARS, from about 25 countries with 425 participants dpi.com/hlb_conferen Conference on HLB APHIS, UF-IFAS; ce/index.html Sponsored by FL Citrus T. Gottwald, personal Mutual, TX Citrus communication Producers Board, FL Specialty Crop Foundation, Cutrale, FCPRAC, and Sunkist http://www.flcitrusm FCATP negotiated For 2008-2009, FCPRAC funded 74 HLB December utual.com/files/3300e contracts with PIs projects reviewed and recommended by NRC; 2008 to 160-1030-4672-a.pdf 18 HLB projects reviewed but not March 2009 recommended by the NRC and 2 HLB projects not reviewed by the NRC; Total Number of HLB projects funded: 94; Total 227 number of funded projects on canker/others:

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 228 12 2009 Approximately $18 Funded by DOC/FCPRAC Peter McClure, million for HLB/canker personal research was approved by communication FCPRAC http://www.aphis.usd January Area Wide Control of The meeting was This TWG met to identify a logical set of key a.gov/plant_health/pl ACP TWG convened organized by APHIS elements related to area-wide control (AWC) ant_pest_info/citrus_ of ACP, and assign work to identified groups greening/downloads/ within the TWG. (Taken from final report) pdf_files/twg/Psyllid %20Area%20Wide% 20Control2.09.09.pdf http://www.growingp The program included HLB International January Indian River Citrus Presented by Florida roduce.com/events/fl Perspectives and Research Initiative and Seminar (Ft. Pierce, FL) Grower magazine, the gevents/pdf/IRCS09P Grove Management Practices (Emphasis on Indian River Citrus romoBrochure_small. Psyllid Management). Drew more than 1,200 League and UF-IFAS pdf attendees and 80 exhibitors http://flcitrus.ifas.ufl. January Highlands Citrus Grower UF-IFAS Extension The purpose of the Forum is to allow growers edu/Newsletters/Hurn Forum (Sebring, FL) to gather together and share information about er/12%2008%20Dec their psyllid and greening management %20Newsletter%20fi programs, both successes and failures nal.pdf January Psyllid Management UF-IFAS ACP Management Considerations; Scouting http://flcitrus.ifas.ufl. (Sebring, FL) and Monitoring of Psyllids and Predators for edu/Newsletters/Hurn Psyllid Management; Biological and Low er/12%2008%20Dec Volume Sprays to Manage ACP %20Newsletter%20fi nal.pdf Participated in by 16 companies; 2,300 acres http://southeastagnet. January Area Wide Psyllid Coordinated by Story covered com/category/citrus/g Control Citrus Services, Lake rower-trials/page/2/ Wales, FL (Polk County, central FL)

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links http://desoto.ifas.ufl.e January & Citrus Production School UF-IFAS Extension Topics discussed: Citrus Canker—factors and du/pdf/Citrus%20Ne February (Arcadia, FL) practices to consider about the disease; wsletters/2006%20Ne Developing programs to assure disease-free wsletters/January%20 citrus nursery trees; Citrus greening— 2006%20No%20Sig understanding this new disease and its %20%20with%20Ba identification in field situations; Controlling nner%20PDF.pdf citrus psyllid—a vector of citrus greening; Understanding what happens in an agricultural use inspection by the Fla. Department of Agriculture; Citrus BMP cost share opportunities Amanda Hodges, February NPDN SOP for Citrus Version 2.0 was made NPDN diagnosticians were provided with personal Greening and Asian available to all NPDN proper protocols and training to screen for communication Citrus Psyllid was diagnosticians citrus greening and the Asian citrus psyllid. updated NPDN labs are able to serve as sources for sample overflow when the need for citrus greening sampling arises. NPDN labs are familiar with proper communication protocols involving the USDA-APHIS-PPQ and their local state department of agriculture. http://flcitrus.ifas.ufl. The presentation focused on nutrition as it February A presentation on Citrus edu/Newsletters/Hurn relates to management of HLB and Nutrition and Psyllid er/12%2008%20Dec suggestions to lower citrus nutrition costs Management was given %20Newsletter%20fi through adjusting rates and VRT application by UF-IFAS nal.pdf technology February Technical Working APHIS http://www.aphis.usd Group Recommendations a.gov/plant_health/pl on "Area Wide Psyllid ant_pest_info/citrus_ Control" was released greening/downloads/ pdf_files/twg/Psyllid %20Area%20Wide% 20Control2.09.09.pdf 229

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 230 Direct Service Tom Turpen, February Advanced Citrus Organization (DSO) personal Technologies Corporation formation requested by communication (ACT) structure was put Senator J.D. Alexander on hold to pursue an alternative non-profit corporate structure, a University of Florida Direct Support Organization (DSO) Tom Turpen, CRDF's role: Assist in the coordination of March UF Trustees certify the personal solicitation of funding from all sources, Citrus Research and communication manage research projects, develop and Development Foundation commercialize research results into products, (CRDF); CRDF Articles manage IP rights, anticipate and navigate were filed regulatory obstacles http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.e To discuss production systems, plant April Citrus Greening Conducted by UF/IFAS du/pdfs/citrus/2009% improvement, vector management, Symposium (2nd) Extension, FCPRAC, and 20Institute%20Broch horticultural responses to HLB and disease the Greening Research ure.pdf detection and spread Task Force http://swfrec.ifas.ufl.e To compile and centralize worldwide April HLB Database created The Citrus Greening du/hlb/database/ information related to HLB in a user friendly Database is a cooperative database that can be easily accessed by effort between UF/IFAS everyone. URL: and the Florida Center for http://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/hlb/database/index.ht Library Automation m (FCLA). April Citrus Canker and The objective of this field day is to inform http://www.imok.ufl. Greening Field Day was growers about the work with citrus canker and edu/events/field_days held at the SWFREC greening underway at the SWFREC in /SWFREC_canker_gr Immokalee eening_fd_0409.pdf

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links http://www.imok.ufl. The following presentations were given: April UF/IFAS Citrus Canker More than eighty citrus edu/newsletter/su_vol “Role of Scouting in the Integrated and Greening Seminar growers, industry 5no1.pdf Management of ACP, “Economic Analysis of held at the SWFREC representatives, and other HLB Foliar Management with the Application clientele participated in of Nutritionals and SARs" and “Progression this event of Greening Symptoms and Nutrient/SAR Supplements to Mitigate Greening Symptoms” http://southeastagnet. Putnam spoke on behalf of April 22 Congressman Adam com/category/citrus/g 27 members of Congress Putnam (R-Fla) told a US rower-trials/page/2/ who have signed a letter House panel that the calling for the federal government must Appropriations dramatically increase the subcommittee on amount of funding it is agriculture to add $64 providing if it is to save million to the effort to America’s citrus crop expand methods of from a disease known as diagnosing and controlling “citrus greening.” the disease May Initial board meeting of Tom Turpen agrees to Tom Turpen, CRDF was held serve as Interim COO personal communication Peter McClure, To provide an overview of the current Organized by the FL June Educational Sessions personal research program and an introduction into all Citrus Mutual; approx 700 Agenda: HLB Research communication the work that will have to be done people registered for this Program—Today and downstream from the discovery research event Tomorrow before it actually benefits growers, with Dr. Scorza (USDA-ARS) giving a real-world example of getting his plum through the regulatory maze 231

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links 232 Request made by Indian Peter McClure, June DPI was requested to River Citrus League personal coordinate a pilot aerial Director (Doug communication spray program for psyllid Bournique) and Caribbean fruit fly control in West St. Lucie and Indian River Counties, FL Peter McClure, USDA (Gail Wisler, National Program June-July FCRICC, FCPRAC, personal Leader, Horticulture and Sugar) agreed to CRDF reps visit USDA communication send low volume aerial application experts and the US from Texas A&M to FL to review and assist Environmental Protection in the development of low volume technology Agency (EPA) for psyllid control July A meeting regarding a Organized by the Indian Attendees at the meeting indicated their Peter McClure, regional pilot program for River Citrus League agreement to an aerial spray program as soon personal psyllid and Caribbean as possible; Participation and role of DPI was communication Fruit Fly control was determined held. http://www.citrusexp Since the first meeting in 1992, the Citrus August 19- Citrus Expo 2009 held in This is a self-sustaining o.net/index.html 20 Ft. Myers, FL event, organized by the Expo℠ has become the world’s premier Southeast AgNet/Citrus seminar and trade show program for citrus Industry Magazine, with growers and industry professionals. The solicited input from primary goal of the expo is to provide growers, researchers, and education and industry fellowship industry organizations opportunities annually for growers, industry leaders, decision-makers and vendors. Peter McClure and One aim is to commercialize a newly August 19 FCPRAC meeting—held At FCPRAC's direction, Tom Turpen, discovered active ingredient, a DMDS-based at Citrus Expo 2009 Tom Turpen (CRDF) personal product for psyllid control. Dimethyl disulfide initiated discussions with communication (DMDS), is a compound that has been shown both private companies to repel ACP, and was discovered at UF and public institutions to through research funded by the FCPRAC. accelerate product development partnerships based on the results of prior research awards

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Date Event/Activity Remarks Purpose/Impact/Result Reference/Links Peter McClure and To solicit proposals that focus on psyllid August FCPRAC meeting—held The RFP is posted at the Tom Turpen, control and/or that will utilize the CLas at Citrus Expo 2009 FCPRAC web page and personal genomic sequence information recently the advertisement will communication completed through research funded by the appear in Science FCPRAC. magazine for 4 weeks 233

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