Curly Top Virus Control Program

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of Food and Agriculture
Document Title
Curly Top Virus Control Program
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration

Document Description
The proposed project represents an overall strategy by the Curly Top Virus Control Program (CTVCP) for the control of the sugar beef leafhopper (BLH) statewide where the infection of susceptible crops and backyard gardens is likely. Control is performed within rangeland habitat on both public and private lands; and along ditch banks, roadsides and fallow fields in cultivation adjacent to rangeland. Control generally consists of the application of the insecticide malathion either aerially or from ground-rigs, although biological control methods (parasites) are used in some locations. The Curly top virus (CTV) is a viral disease of sugar beets, tomatoes, melons, peppers, beans, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, spinach, vine seed and other commercially important crops, including ornamentals. CTV not only infects commercial crops, but at times devastates backyard vegetable and flower gardens. The only known vector of CTV is circulifer tenellus (Baker), commonly known as the sugar beet leafhopper (BLH).

Contact Information
Jim Rains
Department of Food and Agriculture
Lead/Public Agency
1220 N Street, Room A-316
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-9371


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Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Crop disease control)
Local Action
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Cumulative Effects Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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