Doug Holmberg of Holmberg Farms is a citrus grower and nurseryman that has a very positive outlook on HLB. “If you address every negative impact affecting the tree, HLB isn’t that big of an issue,” he said. Holmberg gave us a tour of a luscious 35-acre block of Sunburst tangerines that is infected with HLB, but is still producing healthy fruit. He has been producing high-quality resets for Florida citrus growers for more than half a century and has amassed one of, if not the most, extensive collections of citrus rootstocks and budwood trees in the industry at his remote nursery location in Lithia, Florida.
Hear our interview with Holmberg: