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Yorgos

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Rio Star GF concern
« on: November 06, 2020, 05:38:18 PM »
My inground Rio Star is exhibiting extremely yellow leaves, but only on a few branches on one side of the tree. The other side of the tree is nice dark green. This tree is about 7 years old and is just beginning to really start producing. I have noted the fruit are generally smaller this year but donít know if whatever is happening to make the leaves look so anemic would influence fruit size. Anyone have insight?





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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 06:00:52 PM »
For uneven mottling, the diagnosis is usually HLB.

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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 07:26:27 PM »
Looks like HLB to me.

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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 07:34:01 PM »
HLB

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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 11:48:16 PM »
That was my worst fear. I noted lack of symmetry in the fruit as well.   I will call Texas A&M ag extension office.
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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2020, 12:05:46 PM »
Yorgos thank you for doing the responsible course of action.

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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 12:54:34 PM »
I am worried about the rest of the citrus in my yard now.
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Re: Rio Star GF concern
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 08:11:19 AM »
Bless you. Just let the inspectors tell you what it is. Eventually everyone will need a cure for HLB. We enjoy our trees and fruit while we can.

 

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