Posted 21 February 2012. PMN Crop News.
Testing for Citrus Greening with AmplifyRP
Source: Agdia Press Release. www.agdia.com
Elkhart, Indiana (February 15, 2012)--Agdia Testing Services now offers specific testing for Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the causal agent of citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). HLB is a highly destructive pathogen to citrus crops that has caused significant economic loss to growers in the southeast regions of the United States and other parts of the world.
Agdia Testing Services uses our newest DNA testing platform, AmplifyRP, to test for HLB at the species level. Agdia will test your samples to determine if they are positive for the asiaticus strain of HLB. This strain is the most predominant in the United States. We can also test for the africanus and americanus strains upon request. For information on how to send samples to Agdia’s lab for testing, please click here.