A plant disease that kills citrus trees has been found in California. The disease, called Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease, isn’t harmful to humans, but it is fatal for citrus trees and has no cure. The disease is spread by a pest called the Asian citrus psyllid as it feeds on citrus tree leaves. Until researchers find a solution, California homeowners who enjoy growing fresh citrus fruit in their yards, and California farmers tending to $2.5 billion worth of citrus fruit trees must work together to protect their trees. Learn more about how to detect the pest and disease and protect California’s beloved citrus heritage.
Local, state and federal agricultural authorities are dedicated to saving California citrus from a deadly plant disease called Huanglongbing. This video shows what to expect if they are working in your area and ask to access your property. Working together, we can save the community's citrus from this threat.
La gente de California ha cultivado árboles de fruta cítrica en sus traspatios durante generaciones. Por desgracia, una plaga y una enfermedad ponen en riesgo a los árboles de cítricos que tanto nos gustan.