S-A-R: Potential for Control of Citrus Bacterial Diseases?

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

A great deal of discussion has been taking place in the citrus community recently about the ability of salicylic acid and other compounds to boost plants’ “immune systems” via a process known as Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR). A seminar program is set for Wednesday, March 26, 2008 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Lake Alfred to: 1) describe what SAR is, 2) explain how plants respond to diseases and chemical applications, 3) describe what is known about SAR in other plant systems, 4) discuss the only known SAR effect in citrus, and 5) inform the grower community about what research is underway and planned to study SAR in citrus. For more information contact: mjw@crec.ifas.ufl.edu