The Commission anticipated submitting a Section 18 Emergency Exemption Application for the use of Tilt® fungicide against the shot hole borer, but efficacy data does not support the application. Learn more.
On Wednesday December 2nd, the Commission learned that six traps in the Santa Paula area had positive PSHB finds in them. All of these traps are located in or adjacent to commercial avocado groves to the west of Santa Paula in Ventura County.
Genetic analysis of a beetle specimen collected in a trap in an avocado grove in Orange County confirm that the specimen is in fact the KSHB. Learn more.
This week we have learned that one grove in Ventura County has been found to have trees with beetle activity. The grove is located on the western edge of Santa Paula, approximately 2-miles from the early PSHB trap find.
The California Avocado Commission learned this week that specimens captured in two traps in Ventura County have been confirmed as the polyphagous shot hole borer. Learn more.
There have been recent new detections of both the polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer in San Diego and Riverside Counties. Learn more.