Field identification of Huanglongbing (HLB) and its management alternatives


Karen J. Martínez-Netro
Hadassa Y Martínez-Padrón
Ma. T.J. Segura-Martínez
Francisco A. Paredes-Sánchez
Verónica Herrera-Mayorga
Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera
Eduardo Osorio-Hernández


Identification, Huanglongbing, control, citrus crops


EObjective: The objective of this investigation is to identify huanglongbing (HLB) in the field and know their control altenatives. 

Design/methodology/approach: Was investigated the introduction of the phytopathogen Candidatus Liberibacter, symptoms and control of HLB. The generally observed symptoms of this disease are irregular yellowing in the leaves and reversed ripening on the fruit. 

Results: According to various authors, an integrated control of the disease must be carried out, such as pest control, production of seedlings in certified nurseries, a suitable nutrition management and working together with educational and research institutions. 

Limitations on study/implications: HLB or citrus greening is the most devastating disease of citrus trees which has caused millions of dollars in losses worldwide. However, although there are several research, there is still no established cure. 

Findings/conclusions: Research such as that carried out by geneticist Hailing Jin at the University of California Riverside can give hope for the cure or control of this disease, however, there are limitations to this product since it is not yet commercialized


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