|Asian Citrus Psyllid Adult (image USDA-APHIS)|
|Ever since HLB appeared in 2005, production has been dropping (graph by author based on USDA-NASS data)|
How Low Can It Go?
|Orange production has dropped both because of reduce acreage and because of declining yield per acre. This has also been true for other citrus types (Graphs by author based on USDA-NASS data)|
So Is There Any Hope?
|There is an orange grove under this protective cover designed to completely exclude the insect vector of HLB (Arnold W. Schumann, University of Florida/IFAS)|