Current Status of Citrus Greening in Florida

Here’s the latest on attempts to deal with citrus greening (huanglongbing) in Florida from TheLedger.com at http://www.theledger.com/article/20120410/NEWS/120419953?Title=Scientist-Remedy-for-Citrus-Greening-Disease-Fails-to-Improve-Productivity).

The most troubling bit of news in the article is that University of Florida plant pathologist Jim Graham “cited research by U.S. Sugar, also one of Florida’s largest citrus growers, that shows 43 percent of the state’s 62.5 million orange trees were infected by greening as of last year. The infection rate continues to double each year…”

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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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One Response to Current Status of Citrus Greening in Florida

  1. Allen Owings says:

    Did not realize numbers were so high. Discouraging. Thanks for great info.

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