Numerous psyllids found in California

09/12/2013 07:57:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

“They (homeowners) have as much at stake as we do,” he says. “Their trees can die just as easily from HLB as commercial trees can. They have to be cognizant of the threat they are posing.”

Although HLB is endemic in Florida and has caused that state’s citrus industry billions of dollars of losses, only one case — in a residential tree in Hacienda Heights near Los Angeles — has been confirmed in California.


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Marc Suderman, CCA    
Fresno area  |  September, 16, 2013 at 03:44 PM

Here is an update that came across the wire this morning. http://m.westernfarmpress.com/blog/tulare-county-dodges-hlb-bullet?NL=WFP-01&Issue=WFP-01_20130916_WFP- 01_518&YM_RID=msuderman@ultragro.net&YM_MID=1422325&sfvc4enews=42 Bottom line is that the ACP tested negative for HLB. Still very serious for all of the "family orchard" backyard farmers up there. Laziness in cultural practices does not excuse culpability to the health of a billion dollar industry.

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