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, as well as to communicate back to those whose ideas have been forwarded. However, citrus growers are very interested in following all leads that may provide tools to combat this disease.For those who would like to share ideas and perhaps to initiate interaction with CRDF to further explore opportunities, we have established the following procedures to communicate the nature of the idea and to allow for appropriate follow-up. By following these simple steps, those interested in seeking to discuss opportunities can assist in the process greatly.
Once the form below has been submitted, our program managers can review and follow up on the information provided. This will allow us to respond to inquiries in a timely and productive manner.