Last week an Asian Citrus Psyllid was found on a citrus tree in Turlock. What’s the big deal?
The concern about the Asian Citrus Psyllid is because it can carry the fatal citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB). HLB is incurable once the tree is infected. The bad part is that you may not know that your tree is infected until a year or two later when it begins to show symptoms. The disease will kill the tree within about 5 years, in the meantime it can allow the spread the disease by the Asian Citrus Psyllid.
Fortunately the Asian Citrus Psyllids that were found on a citrus tree in Turlock were not carrying the disease but we need to be on alert!
This means that in order to keep our citrus trees safe, we need to be proactive, now!
You can protect your trees by treating them with a systemic fruit tree drench. Drop by The Greenery and we can show you what it is and how to use it.