Insect & Disease Update Stories
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Insect & Disease Update
October 18, 2016
Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Expands In California
Multiple life stages found in trees in the city of Lincoln. Read More
Illustration of CRISPR-Cas9
Citrus
September 13, 2016
Can CRISPR Carry Agriculture Innovation To The Next Level?
Game-changing technology allows targeted gene modification to fight diseases like citrus greening. Read More
HLB-riddled key lime tree crawling with Asian citrus psyllids
Insect & Disease Update
September 8, 2016
Bactericide Breakthrough Sweet News For Florida Citrus Growers
Latest study shows injecting tree trunks with specialized chemical treatment effective in holding off HLB. Read More
Tamarixia radiata is a predatory wasp that attacks the nymphs of Asian citrus psyllid. (Photo credit: CDFA)
Insect & Disease Update
August 30, 2016
Parasitic Wasps Released In Fight Against Asian Citrus Psyllid
Release in residential areas a proactive move against threat of citrus greening. Read More
Postbloom Fruit Drop symptoms on Florida ctirus
Citrus
August 15, 2016
First Stab At Florida Citrus Production Predicts Dire Decline
Elizabeth Steger estimates crop will drop by 26%. Read More
California's "Citrus Belt" is on the east side of San Joaquin Valley, not far from the Sierra Nevada foothills. (Photo credit: David Eddy)
Insect & Disease Update
August 2, 2016
New Facility To Produce Natural Enemy Of Asian Citrus Psyllid
Insect production greenhouse at Cal Poly Pomona to rear and study Tamarixia radiata wasp. Read More
Marco Rubio tours a Central Florida citrus grove with industry dignitaries
Insect & Disease Update
July 22, 2016
Marco Rubio Backs Bill To Save Florida Citrus
Senator co-sponsors measure that would provide growers with incentives to plant more trees. Read More
Postbloom Fruit Drop symptoms on Florida ctirus
Insect & Disease Update
July 14, 2016
Florida Citrus Groves Under Siege From Postbloom Fruit Drop
After years of laying low, this fungus-driven disease takes a big bite out of next year’s crop. Read More
Citrus fruit drop
Insect & Disease Update
June 30, 2016
Can New Algorithm Help Solve Citrus Fruit Drop Dilemma?
Proposed research method improves accuracy of decay compared to previous studies. Read More
Young citrus trees wrapped in The Tree Defender product
Insect & Disease Update
June 27, 2016
Tree Cover Product Created To Help Fight Citrus Scourges
Unique protection for young citrus trees could help cut pest-control costs up to 50% in the first two years. Read More
Photo courtesy of Southern Gardens
Insect & Disease Update
June 3, 2016
Scientists Find Sound Way To Trap Citrus Psyllids
By using acoustics, USDA researchers are able to lure HLB-carrying pests looking for love. Read More
Participants of a Citrus Health Roundtable hosted by Yara International pose for a post-event photo.
Insect & Disease Update
May 20, 2016
Yara International Pledges $100,000 To Support Florida Agriculture Students
Scholarship will fund University of Florida undergraduate and graduate students. Read More
The Latest
Insect & Disease Update
December 5, 2016
Best Practices For Bactericides Key To V…
Approval finally cleared for antimicrobial applications, and now growers wait and hope to see positive results. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
November 30, 2016
Florida’s Top Citrus Growers Sound…
Fighting pyllids, better weather, and new varieties will hopefully bring improved yields. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
November 7, 2016
How To Expose Citrus Greening Before It …
Study shows new imaging system can uncover HLB hot spots in the grove, giving growers an upper-hand. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
October 18, 2016
Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Expands …
Multiple life stages found in trees in the city of Lincoln. Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2016
Can CRISPR Carry Agriculture Innovation …
Game-changing technology allows targeted gene modification to fight diseases like citrus greening. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
September 8, 2016
Bactericide Breakthrough Sweet News For …
Latest study shows injecting tree trunks with specialized chemical treatment effective in holding off HLB. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
August 30, 2016
Parasitic Wasps Released In Fight Agains…
Release in residential areas a proactive move against threat of citrus greening. Read More
Citrus
August 15, 2016
First Stab At Florida Citrus Production …
Elizabeth Steger estimates crop will drop by 26%. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
August 2, 2016
New Facility To Produce Natural Enemy Of…
Insect production greenhouse at Cal Poly Pomona to rear and study Tamarixia radiata wasp. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 22, 2016
Marco Rubio Backs Bill To Save Florida C…
Senator co-sponsors measure that would provide growers with incentives to plant more trees. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 14, 2016
Florida Citrus Groves Under Siege From P…
After years of laying low, this fungus-driven disease takes a big bite out of next year’s crop. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 30, 2016
Can New Algorithm Help Solve Citrus Frui…
Proposed research method improves accuracy of decay compared to previous studies. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 27, 2016
Tree Cover Product Created To Help Fight…
Unique protection for young citrus trees could help cut pest-control costs up to 50% in the first two years. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 3, 2016
Scientists Find Sound Way To Trap Citrus…
By using acoustics, USDA researchers are able to lure HLB-carrying pests looking for love. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
May 20, 2016
Yara International Pledges $100,000 To S…
Scholarship will fund University of Florida undergraduate and graduate students. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
May 9, 2016
Researcher Cooks Up Possible Solution Fo…
UF/IFAS study shows combination of hot water and essential oils could help prevent postharvest development of fungal foe. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
April 22, 2016
USDA Grants $22 Million More To Fund Cit…
The agency has invested more than $380 million between 2009 and 2015 to address devastating disease. Read More
Citrus
April 21, 2016
Repeat After Me: I Believe In Florida Ci…
As scientists continue to develop new and innovative ways to combat HLB, we must keep consumers in mind as well. Read More