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Statewide Survey & Detection Efforts Bolstered With County Trainings

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

The Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) provides training annually to county inspectors and others to stop the spread of the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS). So far this year, PDCP staff provided nursery and detection trapping training to over 100 county agricultural inspectors in Northern California.


The training included:

  1. An overview of the PDCP, GWSS, and Pierce’s disease

  2. Nursery trapping, inspection procedures, and shipping protocols

  3. Urban/residential trapping and detection guidelines

  4. Information on other serious agricultural pests inspectors may encounter

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