Interesting research

In a recent article from the Citrus Industry Magazine, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher Lukasz Stelinski reported on the importance for Florida citrus growers to continue spraying for ACP even though they are infected with HLB. The reasoning behind this is that an infected tree can still yield better depending on the severity of disease. As more ACPs feed on a single tree, more infections occur, resulting in a faster decline of the tree and yield decreases.

Although California is not dealing with this particular issue, it is interesting to note the information advances in Florida related to HLB and ACP for potential future use.