For Immediate Release: March 3, 2014
Contact: Todd Bebb, Vice President, Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association (SBBA)
Local Bees in Danger – California Department of Food and Agriculture Plans Pesticide Application in Carpinteria and Summerland
In response to the discovery of 2 Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in residential citrus trees in Carpinteria and Summerland, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) is planning a targeted pesticide application in Carpinteria, in the Cravens Lane and Foothill Road area, possibly affecting numerous residential properties. This application follows on the heels of similar sprayings throughout the State, and most recently, Ojai in Ventura County.