Huanglongbing Found in Texas

The Texas Department of Agriculture and USDA APHIS announced this week that huanglongbing (citrus greening) has been confirmed in a citrus grove in Hidalgo County, Texas.  A portion of that county has been placed under an emergency quarantine order and a survey is currently being conducted to determine the extent of the disease in the area. Huanglongbing is one of the most destructive diseases of citrus and once a tree is infected, there is no cure.

For more information, please see the news release at:    http://tinyurl.com/7u4fhsf

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About Don Ferrin

I am an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Patholgy & Crop Physiology with the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge. I have statewide responsibility for issues and educational programs related to diseases of all horticultural crops in Louisiana.
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