Bactericides on the Horizon to Combat HLB
The citrus industry is getting closer and closer to having new weapons to aid in the fight against HLB. The Environmental Protection Agency has now opened a public comment period for the proposed section 18 for HLB bactericides, oxytetracycline hydrochloride and streptomycin sulfate. AgroSource entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research the efficacy of its products Firewall, containing streptomycin, and Fireline, containing oxytetracycline, in combating HLB. We spoke with Taw Richardson, CEO of AgroSource, to get an update on the progress.