March 4, 2016 – The Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, the Honorable Adam Putnam has exercised his authority under the Emergency Exemptions provisions of FIFRA to declare a crisis that will allow use of the antibiotics; Streptomycin Sulfate (FireWall™ 50WP, AgroSource, Inc), Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride (FireLine™ 17WP, AgroSource, Inc), and Oxytetracycline Calcium Complex (Mycoshield®, Nufarm Americas, Inc.) in foliar applications to enhance the overall tree health of Huanglongbing infected trees in Florida citrus groves.
Link to full notification and uses: HLB Bactericide Crisis Declaration and Labels
Links to the Latest at CRDF
Methods for Evaluating Bactericide Grower Field Trials rev 4-16-16
CRDF CPD Project Manager Quarterly Progress Report – March 2016
Field Trial Evaluation Methods for Growers – rev. 3/11/16
The Use of Bactericides in Plant Agriculture with Reference to Use in Citrus to Mitigate HLB – February 2016
Cautionary Statement on Bactericides – Feb. 2016
What is PCR?
How to Sample for PCR
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Future CRDF Meetings
Governance Committee – 6/8/2016, 11:00 am Box Tax Advisory Committee – 6/15/2016, 9:30 am, Bonita Springs, followed by Board of Directors – 6/15/2016, 9:35 am
Upcoming Board of Directors 2016 Meetings:
July 26 August 23
September 27 October 25
November-December (date tbd)
Solutions for HLB
CRDF and the Florida citrus industry at large often receive inquiries and communication relating to potential solutions for HLB, ranging from chemical materials to control the vector, Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) to materials that may affect the survival or pathogenicity of the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which causes the disease.
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