Some encouraging news on Citrus Greening disease (Huanglongbing HLB) fight

For those of us who enjoy growing citrus, especially, in Florida and California, this news might be interesting:


Yes it’s great news. UCR released their statement about a month ago.


Wow this is super fantastic. I was doing google searches on greening and everything I found appeared like after years of research we had nothing that would substantially help and it would still be another decade. Breeding new orange trees could take 50 years to replicate the taste, disease resistance, etc…

But this sounds like a real solution. So excited this may be coming out soon.

They could just make gmo citrus of the current varieties, inserting the gene from finger lime

Worst orange crop since WW2 and things are probably going to get worse…