CTV Remains a Threat With Sour Orange

Ernie NeffCTV

Shortly before HLB was discovered in Florida in 2005, many trees on sour orange rootstock were lost to citrus tristeza virus (CTV), which is transmitted by the brown citrus aphid. Sour orange rootstock was extremely susceptible to CTV, so many growers stopped using the rootstock. “Switching to non-sour orange rootstock eliminated the danger from CTV decline,” University of Florida Institute … Read More