Could Citrus Canker Cause Problems in California?

Taylor Hillman Citrus, General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

Citrus canker is a problem in more humid parts of the nation, but is it something California growers need to worry about? And if so, what can they do about it? Sabrina Hill reports.
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It used to be thought citrus canker couldn’t flourish in California’s drier climate. However, researchers with the university of Riverside have found similar bacterial diseases in parts of California, and therefore believe citrus canker could affect our trees.

University of Florida researcher Jim Graham is speaking next week at the Citrus Expo in Florida on the topic of canker management. For more on the Citrus Expo, visit