Hi-Density Citrus May Prove Helpful in HLB Control Program

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, International

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Mani Skaria, Texas A&M, shows his research poster display at the HLB research conferenceIn this report, Southeast AgNet’s Ernie Neff speaks with Texas A&M Research Scientist Mani Skaria (photo) about a research project he’s been working on for more than a decade. Skaria says while nobody in Florida has yet adopted his system of hi-density plantings, the system may be a good practice to help with “greening” management since his trees start producing citrus in two years’ time. He says this could allow for better profitability as growers work to control HLB in their groves over time.