EPA Approves Temporary Use of Bactericides for HLB

Ernie NeffBactericides, Citrus Greening

Harold Browning

Harold Browning

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week approved the temporary use of three bactericides on HLB-infected citrus trees. Florida citrus growers had already been using the products this year because Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam issued a crisis declaration allowing their use.

Citrus Research and Development Foundation Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning announced the EPA decision at Citrus Expo Thursday. He discusses the importance of the EPA action.

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Ernie Neff

Ernie Neff

Senior Correspondent at Large