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July 21, 2008

Asian citrus psyllid is knocking on California's door

And where they psyllid goes, so goes the huanglongbing:

Disease-carrying insect poses threat to citrus (San Diego Union-Tribune)

I'm going to be pretty bitter if California winds up with every citrus disease known to man when I had to leave my awesome potted mystery lemon behind to move here. (I did get a tangerine with the new house as a consolation prize, and some day, if they ever get around to ripening, I'll have 'Moro' blood oranges, too.)

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2 Comments:

At 8/04/2008 07:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The front lines for ACP on the research side are at UC Riverside and on the industry front at these web locations, for those that are interested:

http://www.californiacitrusthreat.org/

http://www.cacitrusmutual.com/index.shtml

http://www.citrusresearch.org/


Robert Dolezal
Exec. VP
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC)

 
At 8/27/2009 05:36:00 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

Unfortunately, there is new information to report. First, Huanglongbing, also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, has been discovered in Mexico, putting the citrus industry on high alert. Also, earlier this week, the Asian citrus psyllid was found in Orange County, then Los Angeles County. Get the most recent news release here: http://bit.ly/6nffw

Teresa, on behalf of the California Citrus Research Board.

 

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