August 7, 2013 By Juan Villarreal
The Texas Master Gardener Association sent me a notice of upcoming meetings for August. As a matter of fact, one is today.
But they included a link to an LA Times article on Citrus Greening and the introduction of small wasp predators from Pakistan which are supposed to kill the carrier of the disease, the psyllids. I have downloaded the article to keep it and I have put it here for reference.
Here is the schedule of the meetings:
Wednesday, August 7th at 9:00am -MG Intern Class– Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, August 8th -Master Gardener Association Meeting at the Extension Meeting room
6:30pm- Speaker Dr. Dan Flores-USDA-APHIS on Tamarixia
Friday, August 9th– TMGA Conference Meeting- in Weslaco
10:00am- Gift Shop Committee
11:00am- General meeting (update on sponsors/vendors)
Citrus greening is a disease that affects the production, quality, and appearance of citrus trees. It is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, a small insect. As I do organic farming I am involved in a project to deal with this pesky insect by introducing other insects which feed on this pest. I have added […]
On December 1st, KRGV News interviewed me at my orchard on organic farming and the water situation this year. It was a good little interview and you can see some of my orange crops. The interview can be seen on News 5’s website.