September 2015

District 1 Election Results

After discovering inconsistencies on the election information sent with the original ballots, the CRC and CDFA were prepared to conduct a re-ballot of District 1. This information was communicated to the industry several weeks ago.

Upon learning of this proposed action, Tracy Schohr, one of the candidates in District 1, suggested that the results of the election stand for the district, saving industry funds, time and confusion during harvest. The second candidate, Josh Sheppard, agreed. With this information, the CDFA has agreed to certify the results of the election in the district.

We greatly appreciate the leadership and selflessness from both candidates.

Following are the election results for District 1.

District 1 Josh Sheppard – Member
Tracy Schohr – Alternate

 

Handler Appointments

Handlers will now be asked to submit their appointments for the 2015/16 marketing year.

Armyworm planning

Armyworm planning

While we never know in advance when a pest problem may occur, there are preparatory steps that can be taken. Planning is essential if we experience another severe armyworm outbreak in 2016.

Dow AgroSciences provided authorization for the CRC to pursue the section 18 for Intrepid, an insect growth regulator specific to the Lepidoptera pests. Reports from the field verify Intrepid was effective.

Documentation from this year is necessary to justify the need for Intrepid in 2016. We must to provide the following:

  • Yield loss information, total acres, damaged acreage and the county name.
  • Verification the armyworm is present as treatment thresholds levels found in the UC IPM Guidelines for monitoring armyworm.
  • Proof the alternative insecticides are ineffective.

Please provide the information to your Farm Advisor, or contact Roberta Firoved at the CRC office (916) 387-2264.