California Campaign Aims to Reach Backyard Citrus Growers

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Fruits, Specialty Crops

According to California Citrus Mutual, public awareness could be key in fighting a plant disease that attacks citrus trees. So they will partner with Bayer CropScience on a campaign aimed at reaching homeowners with backyard citrus trees. Growers in California say in order to protect commercial groves, it will be key to protect backyard trees from the Asian citrus psyllid, which of course can carry the fatal plant disease known as HLB.