Monitoring Plant Metabolism to Detect HLB

Taylor Hillman Citrus, Technology 28 Comments

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.

California Citrus Challenges: Water Tops HLB

Josh McGill Citrus, Drought, Water 26 Comments

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 …

HLB Summit Updates California Growers

Taylor Hillman Citrus 2 Comments

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.