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Henry Anderson (CEO, Citrus Growers Association)

Henry Anderson (CEO, Citrus Growers Association)

Henry Anderson
(CEO, Citrus Growers Association)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: There has been a scarcity of lime at markets across the country. And the reason for that scarcity is a tiny insect called a citrus psyllid.

Citrus Psyllid

Citrus Psyllid

The invasive pest has a voracious appetite for citrus plants, particularly lime, and is responsible for the huanglongbing disease which was known previously as citrus greening.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Citrus Growers Association Henry Anderson, the shortage of lime is directly attributed to the psyllid.

Furthermore, experts believe that the disruption in the lime market in Belize by the hunglongbing disease will take at least two years to turn around.

Anderson says that lime plants that are free of the huanglongbing disease are currently available for sale at its Nursery. Persons wanting to obtain lime trees for planting can contact the Citrus Growers Association.

 

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