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A Reminder That It Only Takes One Person To Spread Invasive Pests

Washington, D. C., (April 12, 2018) – Each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the United States about $40 billion in crop losses, damage to forests and vulnerable ecosystems, and expensive eradication and control efforts. It only takes one person who moves one piece of infested firewood, one infected plant, or one piece of infested fruit to spread …

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

As the CA citrus industry works to fight the HLB disease carrying Asian Citrus Psyllid from destroying the industry, the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program is playing a key role in preparing the industry for battle. Watch this interview with Georgios Vidalakis, Director of the program as he explains. Read more in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

As the CA citrus industry works to fight the HLB disease carrying Asian Citrus Psyllid from destroying the industry, the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program is playing a key role in preparing the industry for battle. Watch this interview with Georgios Vidalakis, Director of the program as he explains. Read more in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

Ag Leaders, Scientists Set Priorities to Prevent Invasive Pest Threats to the Environment and Economy

Sacramento, Calif., (January 18, 2018) – The gypsy moth, an interloper from Europe and Asia, is threatening California’s majestic oaks in Ventura County. Invasive desert knapweed, which comes from Africa, has made its first North American appearance in in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert, where it has started to crowd out native plants. Asian citrus psyllids are slowly spreading the devastating huanglongbing disease …

Microbial Community in Citrus is key to HLB Early Detection Technology

The bacterial causing agent of Huanglongbing (HLB), the deadly citrus greening disease threatening CA citrus production, is known as Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). Researchers looking into the change in the microbial community of a citrus tree when CLas takes over can help the industry develop effective early detection technology for HLB when it hits the orchard, according to plant pathologist …

Fresh Citrus at Risk From Devastating Disease

Davis, Calif., (December 15, 2017) – For the first time in 70 years, California has surpassed Florida in citrus production. Florida groves have been decimated by a disease called huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening disease, that threatens citrus production in California, too. “HLB is not just bad for farmers and the economy,” said Professor Carolyn Slupsky, a biochemist and nutritionist …

California Citrus Nursery Society 2017 Annual Meeting Rec

Temecula, Calif., (November 29, 2017) – The 2017 California Citrus Nursery Society (CCNS) annual meeting was held at the Embassy Suites in Temecula, CA on November 2, 2017. CRB Associate Research Scientist, Dr. Mojtaba Mohammadi and CRB Director of Communications, Carolina Evangelo attended the meeting which was led by CCNS Executive Director, Tom Delfino. The meeting featured talks from the …

Karen Ross To Headline California Citrus Conference

2017 CALIFORNIA CITRUS CONFERENCE

Visalia, Calif., (October 10, 2017) – The California Citrus Conference, scheduled for October 11, will feature California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross as its keynote speaker. All those associated with the California citrus industry are invited to attend the free one-day event of presentations and demonstrations sponsored by the Citrus Research Board (CRB) at the Wyndham …

How to Check Your Citrus Trees for a Deadly Disease and the Pest that Spreads It

Riverside, Calif., (August 4, 2017) – The incurable citrus tree disease huanglongbing, or HLB, has been detected in Los Angeles and Orange counties and most recently in Riverside. The citrus disease is spread from tree to tree by Asian citrus psyllids, the insects that move the bacteria that cause huanglongbing. Citrus trees infected with huanglongbing develop mottled leaves and produce fruit that is …

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