Latest Huanglongbing Stories

2008-12-04 13:35:00

CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its proactive program to deal with disease, Southern Gardens Citrus announced its plans to plant and field test canker and greening disease-resistant citrus trees in its groves starting in early 2009. Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease (HLB) is considered to be the most serious disease of citrus anywhere it occurs in the world. HLB was first identified and confirmed in Florida in September 2005. Three years later, HLB now can...

2008-08-13 10:27:15

Bacterium is closely related to pathogen that causes citrus greening disease, says Allison Hansen, a doctoral student in entomology To make a discovery and get to name it is just about every scientist's dream. For one graduate student at UC Riverside that dream already has come true. Allison Hansen, a doctoral student in entomology, has discovered and named a new bacterial pathogen that could be responsible for "psyllid yellows," a disease that infects and kills tomato and potato plants. The...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'