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Citrus Disease HLB Detection and Quarantine in Orange County

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have confirmed the detections of the citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening in Orange County. The disease was detected in plant material taken from a lemon tree in a residential neighborhood in La Habra and from three trees (2 lemons, 1 grapefruit) …

Three Anaheim Trees Test HLB Positive

Taylor Hillman Fruits & Vegetables, Pest Update

Three residential trees have tested HLB positive in an Anaheim residential area. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) found the trees while surveying the area after two psyllids tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease in April. CDFA removed two of the trees immediately. The third tree has been treated and scheduled for removal. A new quarantine …

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$21.8 Million to Combat Citrus Disease

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $21.8 million in available funding to combat and manage citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB)Huanglongbing (HLB), which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE), …