Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services produced a video to educate residents on the need to strip their citrus trees of fruits to disrupt the life cycle of the Mexican fruit fly. ENGLISH VERSION SPANISH VERSION In addition, A&M Agrilife Extension Services produced another educational video as part of the HLB MAC demo project.
We are conducting a survey of Winter Texans about their citrus pest and disease knowledge. By completing this survey, you will be entered to win a Keurig Coffee Maker! CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN!
On January 29th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center in Weslaco, TX is opening its doors to Winter Texans for the first Winter Texan Citrus Center Festival. This is a fun opportunity to learn all about what the Citrus Center has to offer and much more! This Festival will […]
(Mission, TX) Prior to February 27, 2014, there were three 5-mile quarantine zones for citrus greening disease established by the Texas Department of Agriculture in South Texas: Mission, San Juan and La Blanca. On February 27, 2014, based on a new detection, TDA expanded the quarantine zone to encompass all three zones and the new […]
(Mission, TX) A new 5-mile radius quarantine was established by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) on February 4, 2014. This quarantine zone in La Blanca, Texas is the third Citrus Greening Quarantine in South Texas. There are two additional quarantine zones in San Juan, TX and Mission, TX. Parts of Edinburg, Edcouch, Elsa and […]
Below are the dates and locations for upcoming grower meetings in both quarantines as well as for the area wide management meetings. The meetings for the quarantine areas will cover the conditions for harvesting and hauling fruit to the packing house as well as the area wide spray concept and how it applies specifically to […]
A second Quarantine Zone is in place in the Rio Grande Valley. For full information, visit the Texas Department of Agriculture’s website. Click Here
The city of San Juan, in cooperation with Texas Citrus Mutual and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will be hosting a public event at the San Juan public library on March 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Participants should expect to learn and participate in spray demonstrations, disease and past identification expo’s, and also learn about some […]
Fruit remains safe for consumption as disease affects trees only AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Agriculture and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the first detection in Texas of citrus greening, a destructive plant disease that poses a threat to the state’s citrus industry. The disease was discovered in […]