Category Archives: Citrus Greening

Citrus Greening aka Huanglongbing, caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus vectored by Asian Citrus Psyllid

Never stop learning

Earlier this month, I sent a couple of our Plant Clinic personnel to Florida with a group of AgriLife Extension county agents and specialists to tour some areas that has been affected by the disease, Citrus Greening.  This visit also allowed them to interact with researchers, extension personnel and growers in Florida, and also interact with our own AgriLife Extension county agents.  I charged both of them to submit a narrative report which is posted below with photos.  The ultimate purpose of this trip is the continuing education… Read More →

Really long week and a half.

A week ago I was sitting in meetings in Florida.  This was a trip with other researchers, extension personnel and citrus growers from Texas to the University of Florida Citrus Research & Extension Center in Lake Alfred.  The discussion included various lesson learned from the situation in Florida.  These information were shared by their research, extension personnel and the Florida citrus growers.  Their situation was unique in that Citrus Greening (CG) first hit Florida in 2005.  At that time, they did not know much about the disease and… Read More →