APHIS Establishes and Expands Citrus Greening Quarantine Areas in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties, California

March 20, 2024 USDA APHIS

Effective immediately, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is expanding the areas quarantined for Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening), caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, in California. APHIS is adding portions of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties in California to the quarantined areas in DA-2023-19.

$4M Awarded to the Texas Citrus Pest and Disease Management Corporation for HLB Research

The Texas Citrus Pest and Disease Management Corporation (TCPDMC) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center (TAMUK) was awarded $4,061,941 in funding from the Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group (HLB MAC). This CRaFT project is designed to enhance the sustainability of citrus production via multi-pronged grove management strategies in Texas.

First Patented Citrus Greening Peptide Solution from Elemental Enzymes Delivers Field-Proven Promise

August 17, 2020 Perishable News

Elemental Enzymes has developed, extensively field-tested and patented a naturally occurring peptide solution with the potential to deliver relief to the grove, and hope to the grower, while also enabling the industry to continue to affordably meet consumer demand for a wide range of citrus products.

UC Riverside Discovers First Effective Treatment for Citrus-Destroying Disease

UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California.

Organic Center Study Zeroes in on Organic Ways to Beat Citrus Greening

January 24, 2019 The Organic Center

Citrus greening has impacted conventional and organic growers alike, but its injury to organic growers has been especially deep because most of the efforts underway to keep the deadly disease in check involve methods that are prohibited in organic produce production.