Dan Galbraith, left, Limoneira Company, Porterville, Calif. and Nick Hill, citrus grower and chair of the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee, at the 62nd annual National Citrus Institute in San Bernardino, Calif.
Reviewing a Southern California Asian citrus psyllid quarantine map are from left: Ernesto Marines, USDA, Commerce, Calif.; Anmol Joshi, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Chuck Riddle, citrus grower, Temecula, Calif.
Jim Cranney, left, president, California Citrus Quality Council, Auburn, Calif., and Joel Nelsen, president, California Citrus Mutual, Exeter, Calif.
Speakers at the ACP-HLB workshop include: Ted Batkin, left, Citrus Research Board; Beth Grafton-Cardwell, University of California, Riverside; and Jim Cranney, California Citrus Quality Council.
The Asian citrus psyllid is the primary vector of the devastating Huanglongbing disease which ruins fruit and kills citrus trees.
HLB symptoms in citrus trees include mottled leaves and misshapen fruit.
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