Bactericide Research Appears Promising

Ernie NeffBactericides, Citrus Expo, Citrus Greening

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Bob Shatters

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Bob Shatters updated Citrus Expo seminar attendees on results from ongoing bactericide research trials. He was among the many speakers who discussed tools for HLB in the seminar program.

“The first year of applications, we were detecting reductions in the bacterial population of the plant,” Shatters said. “And we did see that continue after the second year of applications, suggesting that as the applications go on over a longer period of time than just one year, we’re getting an additive effect.”

Shatters provides more details about improvements being seen in the trials, and tells about future research aimed at optimizing applications. Researchers will try to determine the best timing for bactericides, whether to tank mix the bactericides and more.

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Ernie Neff

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