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Calusa

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Is this HLB?
« on: October 11, 2021, 09:51:12 AM »
I fear that the responses will not be good news regarding a new condition that I noticed yesterday on my young Minneola Tangelo. I think it's citrus greening but before I dig up this tree I would like to hear from people who know. Here are photos of the leaves. Thanks




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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 01:53:07 AM »
No one even wants to take a guess?

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 09:58:35 AM »
Do not see any photo. >:(
Best regards,
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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2021, 01:09:14 PM »
Photos are not seen

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2021, 07:24:30 PM »
Since you’re in south central FL which is greening’s favorite place to thrive, send pics to your local horticultural extension agent for a diagnosis. You should be able to send it in an email. Best of luck.

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2021, 07:56:07 PM »
I've reposted the photos, hopefully they can be seen now and all responses are appreciated. Thanks again!

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2021, 08:44:17 PM »
Usually HLB yellow blotches will be asymmetrical with right side of leaf looking different than left. Yours look pretty symmetrical to me. HLB will make lopsided fruit with yellow discoloration too. You want to keep your nutrition up in an HLB region. Lack of nutrition with yellowing of leaves will make tree more susceptible to HLB.

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2021, 01:05:31 PM »
I don't think it is HLB

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2021, 03:08:57 PM »
This is comforting news! Thanks fellas.  :)

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2021, 09:18:27 PM »
If I were in your location I would preventatively use oak leaf tea on your tree:

https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/lakeco/2021/01/21/oak-leaf-compost-for-hlb/

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Re: Is this HLB?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2021, 10:56:20 PM »
If I were in your location I would preventatively use oak leaf tea on your tree:

https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/lakeco/2021/01/21/oak-leaf-compost-for-hlb/

Countryboy that's a really interesting piece of information. I don't have any oks but my neighbors do.

Gonna go rake some up tomorrow! Thanks

 

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