Video in Spanish on HLB Best Practices

Len WilcoxCalifornia Corner, HLB Management

HLB symptoms on citrus leaves

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), through its Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, has developed a mobile-friendly, Spanish-language training video. It’s for use by field crew supervisors and farm labor contractors prior to harvest. The new tool trains industry managers and workers, including field crews, with best practices to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in California’s citrus groves.

This video, which stems directly from the agency’s in-person train-the-trainer workshops, provides an overview of best practices for huanglongbing (HLB) control. HLB is the deadly citrus disease spread by ACP. CDFA says the goal of the video is to keep HLB from threatening the California citrus industry’s livelihood and infecting commercial groves.

The video can be downloaded here.

For additional resources from the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, visit The Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program is an initiative funded by California citrus growers and administered by the CDFA.

Source: Citrus Insider