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HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:29:05 PM »
The devastating citrus greening disease has been identified on the same property in California’s Riverside County where it was previously found, marking the first time it has been found in the area since 2017. Researchers have confirmed the presence of the disease, also known as HLB, on a kumquat tree the in a yard of a Riverside house, according to Tracy Moehnke, a spokeswoman for the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program.  Four properties in Riverside County have tested positive for HLB, all in the same area of the city of Riverside. San Bernardino County had one positive test.

291 infected properties have been found in Los Angeles County, and 689 properties in Orange County.  Its looking more and more serious.
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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 05:31:47 PM »
It was only a matter of time. Gene said the same thing last time I talked to him.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 08:08:03 PM »
I wonder how long it will be before ccpp has to be shut down???????

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 08:25:42 PM »
I recently read an article that said a protective screen was going to be constructed over the UCR variety collection.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 08:29:59 PM »
They received a $3.5m gift back in March that will be used to help protect the trees.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 08:45:12 PM »
Let us hope that the citrus at ccpp will be protected at any cost....until they find a way to get rid of greening and the vector. I hope the dollars that I spend at ccpp go to this cause. I will no longer bitch about the cost of clean budwood.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 05:08:33 AM »
The collection in kept in a gene bank cryopreserved, it will not disappear unless war comes. And even then there is a gene vault in Norway which has almost all citrus, unless nuke war comes. You never know!

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 10:28:03 AM »
I know this is a stupid question, but does the ACP feed on vegetation other than citrus?

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 10:42:08 AM »
Yes. At least one species of citrus related species.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 10:44:19 AM »
Plant. Sorry.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 04:50:58 PM »
The collection in kept in a gene bank cryopreserved, it will not disappear unless war comes. And even then there is a gene vault in Norway which has almost all citrus, unless nuke war comes. You never know!

They have all citrus seeds or all citrus plant material preserved?
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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 04:31:54 AM »
They have all citrus seeds or all citrus plant material preserved?
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Yes all citrus and most of the world plants are cryopreserved, plant organs or seed. The vault in Norway is the biggest in the world and it is meant to save plant material in case of a nuke war or other disaster. US and other governments have also national gene banks where they preserve the plants.
With the current worldwide environmental decline and climate change many species will disappear soon.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 10:41:25 AM »
Global Seed Vault on Svalbard has no Citrus in its catalog.

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 12:23:57 PM »
The latest status as of March 2019 about the Doomsday Vault isn't very promising!

https://www.inverse.com/article/54416-why-did-we-assume-the-permafrost-would-stay-permanently-frozen

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Re: HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 06:49:39 PM »
Global Seed Vault on Svalbard has no Citrus in its catalog.

I didn't check. I thought they had everything.

 

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