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JoeReal

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The Ultimate Solution to Greening Disease
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:12:33 PM »
One of the best approaches to growing citruses in the face of the devastating Greening Disease is to grow it in screenhouses that will prevent the Asian Citrus Psyllids from entering. The other benefits would be of course is that it would be easier for these growers to switch to organic growing by getting rid of many insecticides that won't be needed as frequently as before. Agriculture have been growing vast amounts of crops inside greenhouses, and screenhouses are even cheaper than greenhouses. So this is one of the best ways to combat the greening disease and not losing the citrus crops.  These screenhouses are quicker to build too, and along with the availability of disease-free budwoods from CCPP or other repositories for producing disease-free seedlings, greening disease could become history. It would employ a lot more people.


https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2019/08/07/growers-association-spends-millions-on-new-method-of-growing-citrus

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Re: The Ultimate Solution to Greening Disease
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 08:50:04 PM »
Joe your correct.  However better anchoring must be developed if growing in hurricane areas.  During the last hurricane in Florida, many of the screen houses were badly damaged.  Hopefully the manufactures and builders learned what additional construction is needed to withstand the storms.  The hurricanes soaked the ground and then the winds pulled the anchors from the soil causing the screen houses to collapse..

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Re: The Ultimate Solution to Greening Disease
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 12:21:09 AM »
it is good for the grower.  This will increase the cost, and the cost will pass down to the consumer.  Hope the scientists figure out a cure for soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1lEt8eO4Yc
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 01:28:56 AM by pinkturtle »

 

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