Researchers say that Florida citrus growers are having success with planting new trees and surviving the Huanglongbing disaster. AgNet West’s Taylor Hillman has more on the possibly good news for California citrus growers.
Chief Operating Officer of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Dr. Harold Browning presented on how funding is being spent in the fight against Huanglongbing disease at the 2014 Citrus Expo in Florida. Dr. Browning and other growers presenting at the expo had a positive message to the crowd, citing that new management systems have allowed them to plant new groves and keep them alive. Californians should be able to adopt these strategies, applying them to their orchards in hopes to avoid the devastation that Florida citrus has seen.