Since it first was discovered in 2005, the bacterial disease known as citrus greening
, or Huanglongbing (HLB), has devastated millions of acres of crops throughout the U.S.
'Examination of the symptoms by our MSc student Ahmed al Fahdi, proved infection of the trees by the Asian strain of causal agent of citrus greening
disease, a bacterium called Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus.'
Citrus nematode, citrus gummosis, citrus canker, citrus greening
and citrus tristeza virus are commonly prevalent in Pakistan.
More than Nu 900mn has been allocated in the current plan to improve mandarin production, especially from citrus greening
, according to the agriculture and forests minister Yeshey Penjor.
Growers are doing all they can to manage citrus greening
and produce quality fruit." The most recent estimate for the current season suggests production should reach 77 million boxes of oranges and 6.4 million boxes of grapefruit.
DENVER: Over the last two decades, domestic orange production has been declining steadily with citrus greening
disease being the leading cause of decreased acres and productivity.
We have projects in Florida, where citrus production has been challenged by citrus greening
disease (also known as HLB), and in Hawaii, where new agricultural crops are being sought to offset the declining production of sugarcane and pineapple.
The main source of income for his parents, citrus, was fast dying of citrus greening
HLB, also commonly known as citrus greening
, is a bacterial disease that can only currently be managed, not cured (USDA, 2014).
For example, Joel Nelson, President of California Citrus Mutual, told of how his organization has spent $1 million on consumer education to try making homeowners partners in preventing the state's orange trees--many of which are in people's backyards--from being infected with citrus greening
disease which has devastated Florida's orange crop.
Over the past two years, orange exports to the Chinese market have increased due to local citrus suffering from citrus greening
disease, causing a rapid decline in their domestic production and a steady rise in prices.