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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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Best practices to prevent the spread of citrus disease huanglongbing – from the Sun-Gazette

By Kaitlin Washburn The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee (an advisory body to CDFA and citrus growers) has endorsed a set of best practices on how to combat huanglongbing (HLB), a disease that devastates citrus orchards. The recommendations were … Continue reading

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Citrus Dogs – Can specially trained pooches sniff out Huanglongbing? From the Fresno Bee

By Robert Rodriguez They’ve been used to detect drugs, bombs and bugs. Now a team of specially trained dogs will put their wet noses to work in California, sniffing out a fatal citrus disease with the potential to cripple the … Continue reading

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Strip leaves from citrus to reduce risk of spread of huanglongbing – from the Riverside Press Enterprise

By David Downey Southern Californians are being urged this summer to help fight a disease that threatens to wipe out the state’s iconic citrus by sharing fruit with friends, family and coworkers only after thoroughly washing it and removing the leaves. Agricultural … Continue reading

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What could Huanglongbing look like in your citrus? From Western FarmPress

By Todd Fitchette The proliferation of the fatal citrus disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) in urban neighborhoods across the Los Angeles Basin can be traced to the introduction of the Asian citrus psyllid into California about a decade ago. Since the … Continue reading

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Huanglongbing control effort moves to Riverside County – from the Riverside Press-Enterprise

By Mark Muckenfuss Workers with the California Department of Food and Agriculture are methodically checking what are likely hundreds of citrus trees in a mostly residential area north of the 60/91/215 freeway interchange in Riverside for signs of a deadly … Continue reading

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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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USDA awards $20 million in grants for huanglongbing research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $20.1 million in grants to university researchers for research and extension projects to help citrus producers fight Huanglongbing (HLB), commonly known as citrus greening disease. This funding is available through the Specialty … Continue reading

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A threat to residential citrus: Huanglongbing in Southern California – from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

By Kurt Floren If you enjoy fresh, homegrown citrus fruit from your yard or California-grown citrus from the market, now is the time to pay attention: a deadly plant disease has been found again in our midst. Huanglongbing, also known … Continue reading

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Citrus trees may ‘eat their spinach’ to ward off huanglongbing – from

In a landmark step in the fight against citrus greening disease, also known as hunaglongbing (HLB), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved an application from Southern Gardens Citrus of Florida for an Experimental Use Permit under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and … Continue reading

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