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Organic Control of Citrus Greening

The purpose of this workshop is to educate citrus growers about organically approved methods for preventing citrus greening, including the most recent research findings from 2016. Citrus greening disease, or Huanglongbing (HLB), threatens the citrus industry on a massive scale. The highly destructive disease can spread quickly and cannot be cured once a tree is infected. Several researchers have recently started to investigate organically compliant methods such as thermal control, resistant rootstocks, organic-compliant antimicrobials and insecticides, and beneficial insects. This workshop will showcase the results from these recent studies, helping protect California farmers from the threat of HLB spread. Ben McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organic will summarize research conducted in Florida on potential organic control of HLB, and Jeff Steen of Ecosa Properties and the California Citrus Research Board will give an update on the HLB situation in California and the need for research targeting organic prevention of HLB here.

Track and Session Info

Session: 
E | 1:30 pm

Date and Location

Location: 
Acacia
Day: 
Friday
Presenter(s): 

Ben McLean

Title: 
Ben McLean
Presenter Affiliation: 
Uncle Matt's Organic

Jeffrey Steen

Title: 
Jeffrey Steen
Presenter Affiliation: 
Ecosa Properties

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