Exotic Pest Reporting
INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Bugwood.org
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.
08/06/2014 - Citrus greening identified near Houston
05/22/2014 - Citrus Greening - Quarantine Area Expanded in Texas
04/21/2014 - New Import Requirements for Japanese Unshu Oranges
02/17/2014 - Citrus disease appears to be spreading in Texas
02/13/2014 - Multi-Agency Response to Devastating Citrus Disease
02/09/2014 - Farm bill includes money for citrus disease research
02/09/2014 - Quarantine takes effect
01/10/2014 - Asian citrus psyllid found in Ojai Valley
01/08/2014 - REGION: Citrus pest drives some growers to new crops
12/30/2013 - USDA syncs agencies on citrus greening
12/02/2013 - APHIS Confirms Citrus Greening in Mission, Texas
12/02/2013 - LDAF Issues Quarantine for Citrus Industry
12/02/2013 - SJ Valley ACP quarantine zones continue to grow
11/27/2013 - NAPPO - Citrus Greening Confirmed in Mission, Texas
11/22/2013 - Central Valley Business Times
11/22/2013 - Citrus Greening Poses Threat To Florida Beekeepers
11/20/2013 - Tree Pests and Pathogens
09/04/2013 - Saving Our Forests From Exotic Pests and Diseases
08/14/2013 - Pest Found in Curry Leaves
07/24/2013 - Citrus Psyllid Tops Current List of Pest Concerns