Insect & Disease Update Stories

inspecting citrus greening leaves
August 30, 2015
Many HLB Finds In California
Scientists always said it was just a matter of time, but having an incurable disease like Huanglongbing infect the state’s citrus is jarring. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
August 27, 2015
California’s Citrus Growers Face More Challenges Than Huanglongbing
As a kid growing up we all remember the arrival of Barnum & Bailey’s circus. The ads, the posters, the Read More
citrus fruit drop in a Florida grove
Insect & Disease Update
August 13, 2015
Device Created To Help Get A Leg Up On Citrus Fruit Drop
UF/IFAS-developed imaging system will help identify problem areas in the grove. Read More
Michael Rogers testifies before congress about HLB
Insect & Disease Update
August 13, 2015
Citrus Greening Fight Goes To Washington
New Citrus Research and Education Center director informs Congress of the dire threat presented by HLB. Read More
Asian citrus psyllid closeup
Insect & Disease Update
August 4, 2015
Study: Citrus Greening Bacterium Gives Vector Unexpected Boost
Researchers find Asian citrus psyllids can travel further and more often once carrying the deadly disease. Read More
Citrus greening and psyllids
Insect & Disease Update
July 24, 2015
Second Case In A Month Of Citrus Greening In California
More trees testing positive for disease within close proximity of original find. Read More
cluster of ripening Florida grapefruit
Grapefruit & Specialty
July 13, 2015
Emergency Exemption OK’d For FireWall 50 WP To Combat Canker On Florida Grapefruit
EPA issues specific exception under provisions of Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for the use of product on up to 54,000 acres of fresh market fruit. Read More
Asian citrus psyllid
Insect & Disease Update
July 13, 2015
Citrus Greening Found For Second Time In California
Citrus greening has been found for the second time in California. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 7, 2015
$1 Million Citrus Greening Research Project Gets Green Light
Funding approved in Florida's state budget to bolster development of beneficial bacteria-infused product. Read More
2015 Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference crowd
June 22, 2015
Florida Citrus Growers’ Resolve Put To The Test
During annual conference, industry leaders call for an ‘all in’ approach to survive current crisis. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 22, 2015
Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Expanded Again In California
Following an Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) find in San Luis Obispo County in May the California Department of Food and Read More
smartphone app for citrus greening
Insect & Disease Update
June 19, 2015
New Smartphone App Developed To Help Put Citrus Pests In Their Place
Free program allows growers to multiple variables to determine the best pesticide to use. Read More
May 8, 2015
EPA Approves Experimental Use Permit Of Spinach Trait To Fight Greening
Agency allows potential breakthrough to move forward for further testing. Read More
Asian citrus psyllid
Insect & Disease Update
April 30, 2015
Asian Citrus Psyllid: California Round-Up
Huge threat to the industry continues spreading throughout the Golden State. Read More
citrus black spot symptoms
Insect & Disease Update
April 20, 2015
Citrus Black Spot Rears Its Ugly Head Again In Southwest Florida
Recent confirmed findings of the fungal malady forces USDA-APHIS to expand regulated area. Read More
The Latest
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
October 5, 2017
Tips to Help Hurricane-Stressed Citrus T…
Cleaning up damage and small doses of nutrition the fastest path to helping blocks bounce back. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
September 28, 2017
Attention to Citrus Psyllid Control Crit…
Flushing trees will give HLB vector perfect breeding ground. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
August 28, 2017
California Extends Citrus Quarantine
A 94-square mile area of San Bernardino, Riverside counties now a part of state huanglongbing quarantine. Read More
August 18, 2017
Bayer Aims Research Prowess at Defeating…
Company enters collaboration with Citrus Research and Development Foundation to uncover antibacterial and plant defense tools against the disease. Read More
August 1, 2017
HLB Detected in California’s Historic Ho…
Riverside County has a storied history of citrus production and is home to California Citrus State Historic Park, which preserves the cultural landscape of the citrus industry. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 21, 2017
University of California Launches Websit…
Easy-to-read format designed to give growers up-to-date information on huanglongbing and Asian citrus psyllid research. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 10, 2017
Value of Bactericides Under Florida Citr…
Preliminary results of the unique HLB management method indicate many factors left to consider. Read More
June 27, 2017
Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conferenc…
Education program focuses on managing the disease with available tools and tactics. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 21, 2017
First Case of Deadly Citrus Disease Conf…
State agriculture officials taking action to assess and stop the spread of HLB.  Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 15, 2017
How Scientists Are Defeating the Citrus …
RNAi technology aims to take out HLB vector. Read More
May 30, 2017
Devastating Citrus Disease Found in Oran…
HLB detected in plant material from residential neighborhood. Quarantine expanded. Read More
May 23, 2017
Insects (Bad and Good) Make for Interest…
Disease-fighting bees and the deadly citrus psyllid were at the center of two recent, research-fueled out-of-office adventures. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
May 3, 2017
Big Bucks Booster for Citrus Research in…
Funding would be used to fight HLB and explore methods for a cure. Read More
April 17, 2017
Natural Enemies for Asian Citrus Psyllid
The eventual spread of Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, to commercial groves in California seems inevitable. But the devastation seen Read More
April 12, 2017
Florida Company Seeks Approval of Novel …
USDA prepares impact statement on technology that introduces a spinach defensin protein into trees via the tristeza virus. Read More
April 12, 2017
USDA Announces Nearly $22 Million in HLB…
Agency has invested $57 million on the deadly citrus disease since 2014. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
February 18, 2017
The War on Citrus Psyllids Still Raging
Despite control challenges, keeping the pest in check remains the best approach to managing HLB. Read More