Citrus Researchers Perfecting Psyllid Control For HLB

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Southeast AgNet's Ernie Neff

Controlling the psyllids that spread HLB throughout groves is the best way Florida citrus growers currently have to control the world’s most serious citrus disease. Consequently, scientists are working hard to find better psyllid control methods, and some of their research results were discussed at this week’s Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute in Avon Park. The first of these reports from Southeast AgNet’s Ernie Neff addresses a Texas researcher’s suggestion that growers consider spraying grove perimeters first.

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University of Florida researcher Michael Rogers
The second report is about University of Florida researcher Michael Rogers’ finding that insecticides may be able to protect young trees from becoming infected with HLB.

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