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Organic citrus growers continue to battle ACP


Last updated 3/3/2017 at Noon

Local organic citrus growers gathered at the Pala Mesa Resort Feb. 22 to discuss their continuing battle with Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and the efforts to prevent the disease Huanglongbing (HLB) from spreading to their groves.

The psyllid feed on citrus leaves and stems and can infect the trees with a bacteria that causes HLB.

"California has a bug that can transmit a bacteria that kill your trees, and there are limited ways in which we can deal with it at this time," Enrico Ferro, a pest control advisor, told the audience while providing an update on the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention...

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