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First of all, if your tree is not showing an iron deficiency, you should not do any treatment.   If you are concerned that the tree has an iron deficiency, use iron chelate or iron sulfate. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Potted Orange Tree Help
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:09:37 PM »
Sammaorange all new growth is a light green.  The new growth will become a darker green as it matures.  Some leaf curl is normal, excess leaf curl can occur from under watering.   Thank you for becoming a member of this forum----Welcome.

brian, temperatures of 100+is spider mite heaven.  Be persistent,  Also spray the ground under the trees.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Potted Orange Tree Help
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:52:11 PM »
Your tree looks fine.  I don't see much to worry about.

We do not have Cotton Cushion scale in Colorado, therefore I have no experience with them.  Can't CCS be blasted off with a strong spray of water using an adjustable brass nozzle?

Mikkel, there is a lot of truth in what you wrote.  In the case of HLB the disease was introduced into the USA by a single person with budwood from Japan.

If the damage to your trees is from spider mites, as bad as your leaves look, you should see some spider mite webbing. Fogging the greenhouse will raise the humidity to a level that will eliminate any mite problems, and make life comfortable for your trees.

911311, you should not write on this forum about SNEAKING illegal budwood into this country.  Bringing illegal budwood into the USA is EXACTLY what caused HLB in our country, and thousand upon thousand lost their jobs and lively hood. and destroyed Florida's citrus industry.

Brian, you need to find a method to reduce the day time temperature.  Temperatures 100+ for the entire summer months will not be good for your trees.  Before I put a Wet Wall in my greenhouse my fruit level was very low, and growth was non existent.

Yes, the water sprays raises the greenhouse humidity level.  Especially the evening spray keeps the humidity up through the night.  So far spraying has worked very well in my greenhouse.

it certainly look like spider mite damage.    I have been spraying my trees twice a day with water spray.  Upper and lower leaves.  Evening sprays work well.  Spider mites hate water.    Oil sprays also work well.

I noticed today that the fast flowering trifoliate (FFT) that I got from Laaz earlier this year has set fruit.  Laaz does the FFT fruit have seeds?  If so it will be interesting planting them.  The FFT's growth pattern is thin  very open and and upright.

>I will probably try to sneak some scionwood into the US.< 

911311, that sentence says a lot about your character.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus collection
« on: June 23, 2019, 11:06:39 AM »
Luak, for container trees, your trees are getting quite tall .  You are doing a good job with them.   In the past we have seen pictures of your winter storage room.   Doing well.

My Finger Lime has been growing in full sun (summer/winter/fall) from its beginning.  It is a container tree, growing in a 15-gallon container.   I fertilize it with a 25-5-15 fertilizer (5-1-3 nutrient ratio) every third watering.  the tree is now 5 years old.  Seeing a picture of your tree, would be very helpful in making a diagnosis of its problem,

According to research by Laura Waldo a UF scientist,  tests of tricalcium phosphate (TCP) has potential use as a fertilizer that might help citrus growers cope with HLB. The research is that it helps a tree by inducing root hair development and thereby allowing the tree to uptake nutrients more efficiently

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Whip graft.
« on: June 22, 2019, 12:58:45 PM »
Laaz thanks for the whip graft video.  I have never done a whip graft. There seems to be a lot of cutting for the whip graft.  I think a  simple cleft graft would be a lot easier.

Malia, the cure to citrus Greening could be a long way off.   The authorities will not confiscate your tree just for having psyllids feeding on them.  However, they will confiscate your trees if they are proven to already be infected with HLB.  In your case, if these particular psyllids on your tree have indeed infected your tree with HLB, it will be approximately 3 years before any symptoms appear. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:48:20 PM »
Pancrazio, your correct, the fruit was still attached to the tree.  There are still a lot of fruit remaining on the tree to pick.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:37:53 PM »
Pancrazio, this fruit was from the 2018 spring bloom (March 2018).  Therefore, the fruit I picked yesterday has hung on the tree for 14.5 months.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:06:15 PM »
I picked one of my Mash white seedless grapefruits yesterday (June 19).  The bitterness was totally gone leaving the traditional taste of a white grapefruit - very good.  After hanging on the  tree all this time it was extremely juicy, Really very juicy.   As the saying goes.....Good things come to those who wait.

looks  like an ACP to me.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:16:20 PM »
It looks like just new growth.  I assume you have a nutrient plan for your trees.  The yellow should turn green as the growth matures.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: "Perfect" citrus fertilizer.
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:01:51 PM »
Vlad, you can find much of the information you are looking for concerning the nutrition ratio 5-1-3 in the book titled  "The Genus Citrus".  Particularly on pages 40 through 43. University, field trials etc.

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