A new tarping regulation for citrus loads has been put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will eventually be enforced.
Another tree has been confirmed as huanglongbing (HLB) positive in Southern California. This most recent HLB find is outside of the current quarantine, which is just north in Los Angeles County.
All citrus loads being transported in California will now have to be fully covered by tarps. The state passed an emergency law that makes tarping mandatory in an attempt to reduce the accidental spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP).
The current huanglongbing disease test can produce inconclusive results and California citrus leaders say the industry should assume there are more infections in the state.
Huanglongbing (HLB) pre-screening through analyzing plant metabolism holds potential to be a relatively inexpensive option for growers. Caroline Slupsky, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Department of Technology at the University of California, Davis, is looking at the metabolism of citrus trees and analyzing changes as indicators of stress and disease.
Two more trees have been confirmed HLB positive in Southern California. This brings the total number of confirmed positive trees found in California to 30.
An arsenal of weapons to combat the deadly citrus disease huanglongbing was described to growers attending the California Citrus Conference in Exeter.
Everett Griner talks about imported diseases and pests hurting our citrus industry in today’s Agri View.
Recent psyllid management meetings sought input from the citrus industry on ways to control Asian citrus psyllids and the spread of huanglongbing disease.
The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program says two additional trees have tested HLB-positive in Southern California. The trees were not in close proximity to each other; however, both are close to previous huanglongbing (HLB) finds in the region.
By: Ernie Neff Asian citrus psyllids are detected sporadically in the San Joaquin Valley — home to most California oranges and mandarins — and are endemic in Southern California lemon country. But as far as anyone knows, the pests that spread HLB in Florida and Texas have not spread the disease into California’s commercial citrus groves. California HLB detections have …
Indirect testing methods can be an important procedure for early detection of huanglongbing (HLB) disease in California.
A huanglongbing (HLB) technology summit earlier this month stressed the need for citrus growers to take Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and HLB prevention strategies seriously.
HLB products and cures are popping up left and right and it can be challenging for growers to decipher what’s credible.
Citrus growers received updates at a huanglongbing (HLB) technology summit on the status of the disease in California and the challenges they face in the detection process. Researchers and professors presented at the HLB summit what they believe needs to be done in California to avoid the devastation other states have seen from the disease.