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Wasps Used To Fight Citrus Greening Disease Are Unlikely To Threaten Non-target Insects
2014-02-04 08:35:10

Entomological Society of America In August 2008 the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), an invasive insect known to spread citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which can be lethal to citrus trees, was detected in southern California. After initial treatments with insecticides were determined to be costly and unsustainable, a decision was made to instead try biological control by using insect parasitoids that are known to attack the psyllids. However, since the only known...

2014-02-02 23:01:59

Airstream Innovations, Inc is now expanding installation of their unique Half-Acre and full One-Acre commercial tunnel greenhouses since being certified by the USDA to protect Citrus crops. Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 Airstream Innovations, Inc has announced that the USDA has certified their unique half-acre and full one-acre commercial tunnel greenhouses to protect citrus crops on commercial farms in Central and Southern California from Huanglongbing, one of the most...

2014-01-14 08:22:36

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. ("Flotek" or the "Company') (NYSE: FTK) today announced preliminary revenue and gross margin results for Fourth Quarter, 2013 and discussed the current status of the Florida citrus market. While the Company is still completing final year-end accounting processes, Flotek believes that revenues for the three-months ended December 31, 2013 should exceed $100 million. Enterprise-wide gross margins should be approximately...

2013-09-19 23:26:05

Tips on Distinguishing the Symptoms of Citrus Greening Disease Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Individuals with citrus trees growing in their yards reported 540 suspected cases of citrus disease through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Save Our Citrus website and smart phone reporting application, available in both English and Spanish. Nearly 85 percent of reports have come from residents in the two top citrus producing states—California and Florida....

2013-07-02 23:16:59

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Louisiana to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Louisiana Citrus is at Risk.” In 2012, Louisiana produced $5.2 million in citrus crops, including satsumas, lemons, navel and Louisiana...

2013-07-02 23:16:57

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Arizona to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Arizonans are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Arizona Citrus is at Risk.” Arizona produces 38,000 tons of citrus at a value of more than $15 million and accounts for thousands of...

2013-07-02 23:16:54

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Florida to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are cautioned “Our Citrus is Going Green!” and encouraged to “Help Save Our Citrus.” Florida produces 70 percent of the United States’ supply of citrus. The Florida citrus...

2013-07-02 23:04:33

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Texas to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Texas Citrus is at Risk.” The Texas citrus industry supports almost 6,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $189 million annually. Citrus...

2013-07-02 23:04:08

Keep the lemonade flowing this Fourth of July – Save Our Citrus raises awareness of citrus greening Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages Californians to make this Fourth of July a celebration of citrus—while also raising awareness of the serious threat citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB) poses to citrus. From the lemons we use to make lemonade to the limes we make key lime pie with, citrus is at the center of...

2013-05-15 08:33:31

MONTREAL, May 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Imaflex Inc. ("Imaflex" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the development of a new agriculture mulch film to prevent citrus greening, a bacterial disease that has been damaging and destroying citrus crops throughout the United States and other citrus growing nations. The film was developed in consultation with the University of Florida (UFL-IFAS), who sought out Imaflex for developing a non-chemical solution for citrus greening. The...