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About Us

The bacterial disease, Huanglongbing (HLB), is potentially crippling to U.S. citrus. The Asian citrus psyllid, which spreads the bacterium, is now present in all U.S. citrus-producing states. While considerable funding is spent on research to address HLB, few resources are available to inform growers, consumers and the media about these approaches. To meet this need, we developed educational materials to explain these research approaches, in order to provide growers with information on strategies for control and detection of HLB. Materials include PowerPoint slides and Research Snapshot fact sheets that provide information on various research approaches to combat HLB.

In the press

HLB Research Featured on Website
Citrus Industry magazine, 10/6/20
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Learn about HLB-fighting technologies at "Science for Citrus Health.
Published in Citrograph, Vol. 10, No. 3, Summer 2019, pp. 28-30
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UC Puts HLB Research Online in Easy-To-Read Updates.
Citrus Industry magazine, 6/21/17
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Our Team


Kaitlin Coleman
Graduate Student
QBE Lab, Department of Plant Pathology
University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8751
Email: kkcoleman@ucdavis.edu


Peggy G. Lemaux
Cooperative Extension Specialist
111 Koshland Hall, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102
Phone: (510) 642-1589 
Email: lemauxpg@berkeley.edu


Monique Rivera
Cooperative Extension Specialist
Dept of Entomology University of California
308 College Building North, Riverside, CA 92521
Email: monique.rivera@ucr.edu 


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Madison Sankovitz
Graduate Student
Department of Entomology
University of Riverside, CA 
Email: madison.sankovitz@email.ucr.edu


Mamoudou Sétamou
Department of Agronomy & Resource Sciences
Texas A&M University
Kingsville Citrus Center
312 N. International Blvd. Weslaco, TX 78599
Email: Mamoudou.Setamou@tamuk.edu


Lukasz Stelinski
Associate Professor 
University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center
700 Experiment Station Rd., Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Phone: (863) 956-8851
Email: stelinski@ufl.edu


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Marcela Vasquez-Mayorga
Graduate Student
Gilbertson lab, Department of Plant Pathology
University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8751
email: marvasquez@ucdavis.edu 


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Karl Haro von Mogel
Botany and Plant Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Email: karl.harovonmogel@ucr.edu