The Treatment of Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus
As we round out our four-day series on citrus yellow vein clearing virus, we’ve chatted about the finding in California, discussed how it could have ended up in a residential citrus tree in Tulare and how it’s spread, and identified symptoms.
Now let’s talk about treatment.
Victoria Hornbaker, the Director of the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division of the California Department of Agriculture…
“You can treat the vectors to prevent spread or your can remove the innoculum much like we do with HLV, we take out the positive trees.”
However, this is the first time we have seen this in the United States which means California is really taking the lead on handling it…
“At this time we haven’t developed that regulatory response. We’re still working with the USDA to get a full understanding of what we’re seeing in the area. How large is the infestation? And then from there we’ll work with the USDA to develop a regulatory response protocol.”
Bottom line, how serious is citrus yellow vein clearing virus for the state of California…
“We really don’t know right now.”
Thank you again to our network’s Patrick Cavanaugh for sharing that interview with us. If you missed any part of our series, just heat to AgInfo.NET.