Citrus Greening was discovered in 2005. Since then, it’s caused widespread destruction of the Florida citrus industry – with no known cure. The CRDF was established in 2008 to combat the HLB disease. Since then, many products, procedures and systems have been tried in an effort to find an effective solution to the outbreak. However, no such solution has been established and Florida’s citrus industry continues to suffer with an uncertain future.
Citrusaver Fertilizer has been designed, studied and developed in response to this crisis within the citrus industry. Our formula has been tested in third-party field trials for the last two years and has shown remarkable and promising results. We continue to invest in the research and innovation of our product – all in an effort to provide the optimal solution to Florida’s citrus industry.
ANTIBIOTICS – DANGEROUS AND INEFFECTIVE
Citrus Greening has made national headlines, and the controversial antibiotic solution has gained negative press such as National Geographic. In addition, groups such as “Keep Antibiotics Working” have advocated to retract the EPA section-18 emergency registration for oxytetracycline, citing concerns it may weaken its efficacy in humans. In other news, the general over usage of antibiotics is causing the evolution of “nightmare bacteria” which are resistant to modern antibiotics and are wreaking havoc on human health.
The National Institute of Health is warning of a “Rapid emergence of resistant bacteria worldwide, endangering the efficacy of antibiotics.”
The August 2017 trial by the CRDF which treated over 131,000 acres with MycoShield, FireLine, and FireWall products, the study concluded that “multiple years” were required before hoped for results could be shown. In the publicly available trial summary, “CRDF Bactericide Field Trial Update” presented at the Citrus Expo August 17, 2017, 8 out of 16 trial sites actually experienced decreases in fruit yield compared to untreated trees: