Researchers Find Possible Cure for Citrus Disease HLB

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Asian Citrus Psyllid damage on citrus leaf
There’s new hope in the fight against the citrus disease Huanglongbing. Sabrina Hill has more.

Florida Researchers Find Possible Cure for Citrus Disease

Researchers with the University of Florida may have found a treatment for citrus greening, officially called Huanglongbing disease. Researchers say a chemical used to treat gout disease in humans has shown to halt the bacteria that causes Huanglongbing in 80 percent of infected trees’ shoots. However, it could be a while before the findings become an actual treatment. So far, it has only been tested in a lab.

For information on prevention methods in California, watch AgNeTVideo: Nick Hill on Preventing Asian Citrus Psyllid Spread. →