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Press Release - Opening of Citrus Crop 2010/11
Opening of Citrus Crop

Belmopan, 21st October, 2010- The Citrus Control Board would like to inform all citrus produces that at its meeting of yesterday it was approved that the Citrus Products of Belize Limited (CPBL) can start to process citrus for the 2010-2011 crop today 21st October. All citrus producers are hereby advised that they are to apply for their produces icenses at the offices of the Citrus Growers Association, this service will be at no cost.

All producers are required to have in their possession a valid producers’ license before their citrus will be accepted and processed by CPBL.

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Orange Pound Solids Arbitration
The Citrus Control Board received and approved the recommendations made by Mr. Lennox Neal regarding the shortfall of 822,599 orange pound solids between CPBL and the Pound Solid Labs for the 2008/09 crop year. The CGA views the findings and recommendations highlighted in the report as important steps forward that will improve the competitiveness of our citrus industry and strengthen the level of transparency, accountability and good governance.
Notice - Citrus Nursery Owners and Growers
Citrus Nurseries

Notice to Citrus Nursery Owners, Potential Nursery Owners and Citrus Growers

All nursery owners and growers are notified of the following:

1) Currently, there are no certified citrus nurseries in Belize. It is against the laws of Belize to produce citrus trees in a nursery that is not certified.  Nursery owners are reminded that since the discovery of Huanglongbing (HLB), a very serious bacterial disease of citrus, all citrus plants must now be produced under psyllid-proof screen (the psyllid is the insect that spreads the HLB disease) in accordance with S.I. 122 of 2009 - laws of Belize.
Vacancy - Laboratory and Screenhouse Technician
Vacancy at Belize Citrus Growers Association (CGA)
Citrus Research & Education Institute

Laboratory and Screenhouse Technician - Belize Citrus Improvement Programme

CGA has a vacancy for a hard working person to assist in carrying out serological, molecular and biological laboratory analysis for the detection of citrus diseases. This task is part of a citrus improvement programme to supply high quality healthy propagative material to the Belize citrus industry.
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