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Lot More HLB in California
« on: October 27, 2018, 02:12:30 PM »
 As of Oct. 9, there have been 906 positive HLB detections in California. “The real hot spot for us right now is Orange County. We’re finding a lot of HLB-positive trees in Garden Grove and Anaheim,” said Victoria Hornbaker, interim citrus program director with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

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Re: Lot More HLB in California
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 09:39:20 AM »
Tragedy.

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Re: Lot More HLB in California
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 10:15:19 AM »
Very bad news. Anyone heard from Gene Lester recently? He's up in Watsonville & has probably the largest private citrus collection in the world. He has sent me many different budwood varieties in the past, but haven't heard from him in a while.

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Re: Lot More HLB in California
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 04:49:38 PM »
OC is mild enough for ACP to thrive year round.

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Re: Lot More HLB in California
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 08:18:04 PM »
If it can survive and thrive in Florida, it can survive and thrive in So Cal...this was inevitable.

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Re: Lot More HLB in California
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
HLB has never been stopped anywhere in the world..  Unless a miracle occurs it won't be stopped in California.  Laaz I have not heard a word from Gene Lester in years.

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Re: Lot More HLB in California
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 04:05:52 PM »
There is a cheap way to check the citrus whether it has a HLB, not 100% accurate, but might give you an indication that your plant has the virus. Then you can submit the sample for PCR or use an ELISA test.

With the use of a iodine solution available at drugstores, one can perform the test at home.
Here are instructions:
https://crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/greening/PDF/HS37500.pdf

To be sure 100% with those tested positive, one can buy a kit for $US 300 from Agdia.


 

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