Mexico: HLB detected close to U.S. border

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture has called on the state’s residents to keep an eye out for signs of citrus greening in residential groves, following a recent detection of the disease 23 miles south of the border in Mexicali.

The disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), was found on a single citrus tree in a small grove and one single Asian citrus Psyllid (ACP) tested positive for carrying the bacteria that causes the disease.

Agriculture officials in Mexico are working quickly to survey the surrounding citrus trees as a part of their ongoing efforts to protect the country’s citrus from this devastating plant disease through monitoring, the removal of diseased trees and ACP treatments.

In California, local and state agriculture officials are also monitoring citrus trees in the border region, placing insect traps, releasing a natural predator of the psyllid and conducting treatments to protect citrus trees from the pest.

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Mexicali, Estado de Baja California, Mexico32.63°N 115.45°W0.610Yes
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Mexico: HLB detected close to U.S. border
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The California Department of Food and Agriculture has called on the state’s residents to keep an eye out for signs of citrus greening in residential groves, following a recent detection of the disease 23 miles south of the border in Mexicali.

The disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), was found on a single citrus tree in a small grove and one single Asian citrus Psyllid (ACP) tested positive for carrying the bacteria that causes the disease.

Agriculture officials in Mexico are working quickly to survey the surrounding citrus trees as a part of their ongoing efforts to protect the country’s citrus from this devastating plant disease through monitoring, the removal of diseased trees and ACP treatments.

In California, local and state agriculture officials are also monitoring citrus trees in the border region, placing insect traps, releasing a natural predator of the psyllid and conducting treatments to protect citrus trees from the pest.

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Huanglongbing in Central and South Americaongoing2014-08-14
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