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Millet

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 Florida growers who have a citrus tree in their yard, can get a vial of Tamarixia wasps to release in your tree.
 Tamarixia are great killers of citrus psyllid that spreads Greening disease.

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170801/get-your-wasps-and-join-fight-against-citrus-greening
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 08:57:26 PM by Millet »

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get you Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 12:05:02 PM »
Nice! I wonder if they've diversified the gene pool of the wasps since they introduced it years ago to fight ACP.

What the UCR people said the FL earlier release was missing was
1. wasps taken from a small geographical area. UCR took samples from a wider range.
2. UCR discovered there were even smaller parasites feeding on the parasitic wasps and cleaned them up before introducing them to California.

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get you Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 08:03:35 PM »
The article mentions that 100% of mature citrus trees in FL are infected; that is scary and so tragic.

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get you Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 01:36:14 PM »
The article mentions that 100% of mature citrus trees in FL are infected; that is scary and so tragic.

Devastating for sure, but there is a glimmer of hope for future citrus. I don't know how you balance risk to current crops and a search for resistant trees, but I hope someone is working on it.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/7808445/New-British-tree-resistant-to-Dutch-Elm-Disease.html

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get you Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 08:51:27 AM »
Gonna have to be a GMO, which would be great.

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get you Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 02:46:48 PM »
I think the comment about 100% infection in Florida refers to commercial citrus in the southern part of the state. There is more hope on the panhandle and the tamarixia can help. Please see this recent article from the University of Florida:
A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

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Dan Willey

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get you Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 03:28:06 PM »
Thanks for the post.

I just ordered some for my trees.

No sign of greening (that I recognize) yet and hope to keep it that way!


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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get your Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 09:02:52 PM »
A.T. Hagan, great to see you here.  I remember you from the old Citrus Forum.  I have thought about you from time to time, wondering where you went.  I have not seen you in along time.  Excited to see you again.   

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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get your Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 09:32:30 AM »
Signed up and waiting for them to select my area.
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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get your Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 02:01:05 PM »
A.T. Hagan, great to see you here.  I remember you from the old Citrus Forum.  I have thought about you from time to time, wondering where you went.  I have not seen you in along time.  Excited to see you again.

Hi Millet!  Good to see you again as well.

I was trying to find the old citrus forum again when I came across this place and saw you were the moderator so figured the board must have moved over here.

Is the old board archived anywhere?  There was an awful lot of knowledge contained there.  Would be a pity to have lost it.

Is Dr. Manners still around?  How about Stan McKenzie?

I was thinking of you when I realized over the weekend that I needed to order more calcium nitrate.  Have a wheelbarrow load of coconut husk chips to process and no calcium nitrate to do the cation exchange with.  I'll have more by this weekend.


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Re: Florida Home Growers of citrus tree get your Tamarixia wasp & fight HLB
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 02:59:12 PM »
Dr. Manners and Stan McKenzie are still around, but have not posted in a very long time.  The old forum is completely gone even the archives.  Nothing left at all.

 

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