Tag: Citrus Greening

System screens out deadly citrus greening-carrying insect

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under… Read More

Free Wasps to Control Citrus Greening Offered

Citrus Greening Throughout the state of Florida, citrus greening is a major issue. This disease causes the decline and death of many citrus trees.  The bacteria works to block the flow of nutrients and sugars as they flow… Read More

UF-developed mandarin shows increased tolerance to greening

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a… Read More

Citrus Health Management Areas staving off greening with coordinated pesticide spraying

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a little pesticide among neighbors?  For Florida citrus growers, it could mean saving their trees that are under attack from the virulent citrus greening bacterium threatening to destroy the state’s $10.7 billion industry. Entomologist… Read More

Who’s fooling who? Species communicate, ‘eavesdrop’ and play tricks near infected trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four species communicate with and sometimes trick each other around a scent produced by greening-infected citrus trees, a new University of Florida study finds. Communication between species is common but almost always is described between… Read More