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Citrus Greening Huanglongbing (Asian)
Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Citrus Greening Huanglongbing (Asian) (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) is a bacterial pathogen of citrus. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 2005.

Diaphorina citri, the Asiatic Citrus Psyllid, is a vector for this destructive disease. Currently, tree removal is the only effective control of the pathogen.

This bacterial pathogen has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.

Visit the Citrus Diseases program page for more information about this pest.

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