California scientists are now breeding and growing citrus from seed in order to overcome citrus disease. Scientists have discovered that some Australian native citrus relatives show natural resistance to the deadly huanglongbing (HLB) disease. Crossing these Australian citrus relatives with traditional citrus varieties has the potential to produce hybrid offspring with resistance to HLB.
The below video shows how to set up an account and place an order for citrus budwood from California’s Citrus Clonal Protection Program or CCPP. Citrus budwood is used for grafting citrus trees and budding citrus trees.
By law all new citrus varieties in California are introduced via the CCPP whether from outside the state or from within the state. CCPP scientists use proven techniques to eliminate all diseases from each citrus variety before release. The CCPP budwood program is available for citrus nurseries and hobbyists both inside and outside of California.
This article demonstrates how to get rid of ants using a liquid ant bait. The correct liquid ant bait can be an effective ant killer, even for the invasive Argentine ant. Killing ants with liquid ant bait applied outdoors can not only avoid an ant infestation in the house but also help to reduce the spread of Huanglongbing, a deadly citrus disease.
This article demonstrates organic ant control for citrus trees using tree tanglefoot, a natural ant repellent for fruit trees. Because nectar-loving ants such as the Argentine ant farm nectar-producing insects such as the Asian citrus psyllid, controlling ants on citrus trees is an important measure to reduce the spread of Huanglongbing, a deadly citrus disease spread by citrus psyllids.