He also shares what is not making a difference in combating citrus greening.
There are many options when it comes to combating citrus greening. John Gose, general manager for Lykes Brothers’ Citrus Division, shared what’s working and what’s not in combating citrus greening at a grower forum in Sebring on October 31st. The forum was hosted by Highlands County Extension Director and citrus agent Laurie Hurner. See the details shared in a Citrus Industry article, below.
What’s Working in Combating Citrus Greening
These are the areas that Gose maintained were making an improvement when it came to citrus greening:
- Nutrients: “We’ve seen more benefits in battling greening with the addition of more nutrients. When I say that, I’m talking about micronutrients in particular.” Gose said in the article.
- Soil Conditioning: “We’ve seen more benefits in battling greening with the addition of more nutrients. When I say that, I’m talking about micronutrients in particular.” Gose shared in the article that they are using yard waste-based compost as part of their soil conditioning program. “We started using compost earlier this year … and we’ve already seen some very positive results,” Gose said in the article.
What’s Not Working
These are the options that Gose shared were not working for Lykes Brothers.
- Bactericides: “Really there was no reason to continue spending the money because we didn’t show where it was benefiting us,” Gose said according to the article.
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