Center for Plant Health Science and Technology
3rd Annual Citrus Health Research Forum
August 27-30, 2012
Fort Collins, Colorado
The Citrus Industry Needs You!
The Citrus Health Research Forum is an industry-driven meeting aimed at ensuring a productive and thriving citrus industry in the face of serious pests and diseases. The forum will address current citrus research efforts as well as identifying priorities for future research endeavors.
Discussions will be centered on three research outcomes:
- How do we keep groves currently affected by Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) disease productive?
- How do we prevent or slow the spread of HLB and ACP?
- Citrus groves or trees free of HLB and ACP: What genetic and horticulture strategies should be pursued?
2012 Meeting Presentations
- Meeting Summary
- Speaker and Poster Abstracts
- Progress toward culturing Liberibacter in vitro – Eric Triplett, University of Florida. Please contact the author for information – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Progress on HLB Diagnosis and Liberibacter Detection – Mark Hilf, USDA-ARS
- HLB Therapeutics – Bob Shatters, USDA-ARS. Please contact the author for information – email@example.com
- Area-wide Pest Management Programs – Gail Wisler, USDA-ARS
- Technology for modifying BT toxins for transgenic control of aphids and the steps required to instigate a program for ACP – Nanasaheb Chougule, Iowa State University
- Chemical Ecology of the Asian Citrus Psyllid – Agenor Mafra-Neto, ISCA Technologies, Inc.
- Use of Model Systems for Rapid Screening of Transgenes – Ed Stover, USDA-ARS
- Functional and Comparative Genomics of Liberibacter – Dean Gabriel, University of Florida
- Host response studies for discovery of pre-symptomatic HLB biomarkers and characterization of HLB tolerance/resistance – Abhaya Dandekar, University California-Davis
- Use of psyllid genome information for HLB bio-control – Bryce Falk, University California-Davis
- Vision for the Future – Gary Secor, North Dakota State University
- Vision for the Future – George Bruening, University California-Davis