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
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IRCHLB V – March 14-17, 2017 – Save the Date!
US Citrus Research Inventory – August 2016
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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.
It has become increasingly difficult to follow up on all of these leads in a timely manner, [Read More…]