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Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:48:38 AM »
I read online that there is building evidence that somehow live oak leaves can slow or prevent citrus greening. They haven't isolated exactly what it is in the leaf that causes this. Supposedly farmers have known for some years about trees thriving under live oak canopies. Has anyone here experienced this? My other question is, do I have a live oak here and should I make tea out of its leaves and apply to my Satsumas?

https://innovate.research.ufl.edu/2020/01/29/oak-leaves-contain-potential-cure-for-citrus-greening-disease-researchers-say/







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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 01:22:23 PM »
I have read and studied many "cures" and other systems for combating hlb.  I know you can read anything on the net and I do so regularly.  I live in an area that is full of live oaks and my small grove is surrounded by them.  I have for many years  used tree canopies for many reasons...hlb combating is not one of them.  Citrus and their many rootstocks thrive in understory conditions.  Trees provide protection from the cold, protection from heat and hail and wind.  They provide a leaf much if so desired.  The species of tree matters not.  I think that I would not go to any great expense to acquire live oak trees and mulch and expect it to combat hlb at this time.  I know of no "cure" at this time and I am waiting patiently to find one.  Trees are still croaking and groves are still being destroyed.....good luck with your trees.  Hope you have a bountiful crop when it is time. 

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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 02:55:22 PM »
Normally I don't jump on things like this but the article above is from UFL. I would think that they are an authority in the matter.

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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 04:09:35 PM »
I guess it depends upon who you feel is an authority. Good luck with it. I certianly hope it works out for you.

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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 03:00:17 AM »
I read the original article. The curative effect is astonishing.


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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 07:00:20 AM »
Decoction from oak bark has wide ussage in folk medicine.

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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 06:15:10 AM »
To me this has more legitimacy since its been reported by farmers first. Their trees growing under oak thrive. So the scientists got the idea to study oak from real life experience, rather than some hunch. 

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Re: Citrus greening and oak leaves.
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 06:24:02 AM »
I guess I'm wondering can it hurt to mulch with oak leaves?

 

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