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Huanglongbing Eradication Status in California Citrus

To date, the deadly citrus greening disease Huanglongbing or HLB has not been found in California’s commercial citrus orchards; however, it’s only a matter of time. HLB strikes continue to be detected in residential areas, and its vector has spread all over the state. Watch this brief interview with Victoria Hornbaker, head of the CDFA’s statewide citrus program, as she …

Delegate Removed from the Bulk Citrus Spray and Move Treatment List

As of APRIL 20, 2018 Delegate (spinetoram) has been removed from the list of approved insecticides for the treatment of citrus  just prior to harvest for the purpose of disinfesting citrus prior to moving citrus-filled bins between quarantine zones in California.  The regulations for ‘spray and move’ can be found on the CDFA information for citrus growers/grove managers web page and the table from that …

Research Reveals a New Direction for Halting the Citrus Greening Epidemic

ITHACA, NEW YORK, March 26, 2018—New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them could lead to a way to block the microbes’ spread from tree to tree, according to a study in Infection and Immunity by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) scientists. Citrus greening, also known as …

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