Citrus Industry magazine

Citrus Industry magazine

March 2021

CATEGORY: Business

As growers strive for sustainability in the HLB era, biological controls are playing an increasingly important role in citrus production. The March issue of Citrus Industry features some of the latest biocontrol research. Article topics include three types of biological control agents used against the Asian citrus psyllid, predatory mites in citrus under protective screen, and lebbeck mealybug predators. Integrated HLB management in Brazil is also addressed in the March issue. The article covers the use of a biological control as well as other tactics, such as insecticides, coordinated regional management and measures that take place outside of grove borders. Don’t miss the latest episode of the All In For Citrus podcast, featuring updates from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Hear about plans for a new faculty position, an upcoming in-person meeting, and Australian finger limes projects to battle HLB.

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