Category Archives: HLB

USDA Announces $22 Million Available for Research to Combat Citrus Greening

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $22 million in grants to help citrus producers fight Huanglongbing (HLB), commonly known as citrus greening disease. This funding is available through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus … Continue reading

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Two videos on the Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing – How to check your trees; Florida’s story

Thank you to the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and to California Citrus Mutual.

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Florida citrus production off more than 70 percent; HLB to blame – from Southeast Farm Press

Note – Florida has lost approximately $7.8 billion in revenue, 162,200 citrus acres and 7,513 jobs since 2007 The USDA’s forecast Feb. 10 of 69 million boxes of oranges, weighing 90 pounds each, represents a decline of more than 71 … Continue reading

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Wasps used to protect citrus trees from fatal disease – from the Los Angeles Times

By Geoffrey Mohan They look like grains of black sand inside a prescription vial. But each speck is a wasp that is lethal to the offspring of the Asian citrus psyllid, an aphid-size bug that spreads the bacteria that cause … Continue reading

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USDA Announces New Farm Bill Funds Available for Research to Fight Huanglongbing (HLB) / Citrus Greening

$31.5 Million Being Allocated to Test Various Ways to Combat Disease Threatening U.S. Citrus Industry WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 – United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of $25 million in funding for research and Cooperative Extension … Continue reading

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Still the People’s Agency 150 Years Later – Happy Birthday, USDA!

For producers and consumers of food, this is a sesquicentennial like no other. Two weeks ago, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act, the single piece of legislation that laid the foundation for the modern … Continue reading

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Save Our Citrus – CDFA Protects Against Threat of Huanglongbing

CDFA has produced a video showing efforts to protect against the fatal citrus disease huanglongbing, or citrus greening, following its detection in Los Angeles County:

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HLB-Infected Citrus Tree Removed from Hacienda Heights Yard

Following the recent detection of the citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB) in a citrus tree in at a private residence in the Hacienda Heights area, agricultural officials have removed the tree and are transporting it to a California Department of Food … Continue reading

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