Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This advisory board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program.

The term of office for a board member is unlimited. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration. Members are considered public officials and must be willing to comply with necessary disclosure requirements.

The vacancy is for Southern California, District I; representing beans, peppers, spinach, sugar beets, and/or tomatoes. Individuals interested in being considered for the board appointment should send a brief resume by September 1, 2016 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Integrated Pest Control Branch, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832, Attention: Patrick Akers.

For additional information, visit the branch's web page at:; or contact: Patrick Akers, Branch Chief of the Integrated Pest Control Branch at (916) 262-1102, by fax (916) 262-2020, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..