I first heard of citrus greening disease several years ago from Canadian agrologist Robert Saik in this awesome TED talk. In it, he talks about real problems facing farmers today all around the world. From the black Sigatoka virus in corn in Kenya to the bacterial wilt fungus in the bananas of Uganda, certain diseases […]
Citrus growers can now get a tree count thanks to a new partnership and product offering from TerrAvion and Cerra. TerrAvion, the largest volume provider of aerial imagery to agriculture, has formed the partnership with insight delivery service company Cerra to help TerrAvion’s customers extract insights from disparate data sources and help deploy data science […]
The California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee is trying to get ahead of the fast-moving Huanglongbing.To evaluate and improve its strategies for fighting the progression of Huanglongbing (otherwise known as citrus greening), the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Committee recently developed a strategic plan with five key priorities to guide its focus. The committee […]
The goal for pesticide application is simply to buy time so scientists can find a cure for the disease spread by the Asian citrus psyllid.
The EU has dropped its requirement that U.S. groves be surveyed for citrus canker, which eases entry of U.S. citrus into the EU market and saves growers millions of dollars in production costs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) have […]