International HLB conference proceedings published

03/12/2012 01:22:00 PM
Citrus + Vegetable Magazine Staff

The non-profit Plant Management Network has published the proceedings from the Second International Research Conference on Huanglongbing on its website,

Users can access all 279 pages in a single pdf or download individual papers, according to a news release.

The conference was held in January 2011 in Orlando and brought together 500 attendees from 16 different countries.

More than 160 presentations were made in 11 sessions that covered HLB or citrus greening's causal bacterial agent and its vector, the Asian citrus psyllid.

The proceedings also include practical information, such as actions that should be taken to protect the citrus crop.

The conference was organized by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Horticultural Research Laboratory, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The Plant Management Network is a joint effort of the American Phytopathological Society, the Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy.

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