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Research Project: EFFICACY OF SEASONAL INSECTICIDE PROGRAMS FOR SUPPRESSING HLB IN NEW CITRUS PLANTINGS

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6618-22320-001-12
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
To determine if insecticides can protect new plantings of citrus from huanglongbing disease.

Approach:
New plantings of citrus will be established and subjected to various insecticide treatments to control the Asian citrus psyllid, vector of huanglongbing disease. The trees will be certified as disease-free at planting and thereafter monitored every three months for the disease.

Last Modified: 4/20/2014
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