Crisis Declaration for use of Specific Bactericides


GroveAgriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has issued a crisis declaration on behalf of citrus producers. This declaration will allow the temporary use of three promising bactericides in the battle against citrus greening. Growers have been advised that these products should be applied during the maximum flush of young leaves and declaration terms must be followed explicitly.

Streptomycin Sulfate (FireWall™ 50WP, AgroSource, Inc), Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride (FireLine™ 17WP, AgroSource, Inc), and Oxytetracycline Calcium Complex (Mycoshield®, Nufarm Americas, Inc.) can be used in foliar applications to enhance the overall tree health of Huanglongbing infected trees in citrus groves.

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