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Researchers seek help from organic citrus growers to fight HLB

Researchers are contacting organic citrus growers for help in developing a holistic approach in battling citrus greening disease, also known as huanglongbing/HLB.

Psyllid with bacteria found in commercial California grove

An adult Asian citrus psyllid found in a commercial grove in Riverside County has tested positive for  Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), the bacteria that causes Huanglongbing.

California researchers find promising HLB treatment

University of California-Riverside scientists have found a substance that can control huanglongbing, aka HLB, in a specialty citrus item.

Certis USA donates for HLB research

Biopesticides company Certis USA has donated another $20,000 to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Inc., to help in its research on huanglongbing.

California increases HLB quarantine areas

State and federal agencies have expanded California’s huanglongbing quarantined area after detections of the citrus disease.

Citrus growers continue to combat HLB

The U.S. citrus industry continues to cope with citrus greening disease.

USDA expands citrus quarantine in Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is expanding the area quarantined for citrus greening in Texas,

Growers strive for upper hand over HLB

Citrus greening disease or huanglongbing — HLB for short — has taken a toll on Florida’s citrus sales, but hope remains that the industry will survive and even thrive.

CBP warns about banned plants for All Souls Day

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding observers of All Souls Day that some agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited in the U.S. due to pest and plant diseases, including HLB.
Oct 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #HLB, #Citrus, #Imports, #Mexico

Canines sniff out HLB

The citrus industry in California’s Ventura County is going to the dogs.