Project Number: 6034-21000-016-01-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Sep 4, 2012
End Date: Mar 31, 2014
To develop new methods for the elimination of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las), the bacterium associated with Huanglongbing (HLB) disease, from citrus with emphasis on cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy protocols will be developed for all kinds of citrus, e.g. sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemons, etc. The effectiveness of cryotherapy for the elimination of Las and other citrus pathogens will be determined by repeated laboratory diagnostics as well as by biological indexing.