Spraying Antibiotics Doesn’t Stop Citrus Greening Progression

Oranges infected with citrus greening. Photo courtesy of USDA Agricultural Research Service

Researchers from the University of Florida sprayed the leaves of infected orange trees with the antibiotic oxytetracycline over six-months as recommended by the manufacturers and found no difference in the progression of citrus greening disease compared to trees that were sprayed with just water. Areawide Spraying of Antibiotics: is it worth the risk? To learn about this problem, click here to read the New York Times article by