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Lasering Leaves Improves Efficacy of Citrus Greening Treatment

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A treatment involving laser marking has improved the success of antibiotics in treating a disease that has been ravaging Florida’s citrus crops for a decade. Huanlongbing, also known as citrus greening, is caused by caused by a bacterium that destroys fruit production and eventually kills the tree. Until now, cures have been ineffective. Now researchers from the University of Florida have developed a treatment involving lasers could greatly improve the success of antibiotic treatments under investigation. The bacterium starves trees by attacking phloem — the...Read full article

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