Post by stanthecitruholic on Mar 27, 2020 7:51:16 GMT -5
Im going to be brief with this post but it looks like HLB can be cured and cheaply at that! It involves shredding oak leaves and letting them steep in water overnight.. Pour the water around the base of the infected tree and this is supposed to get rid of the greening! Do a search engine on " Curing HLB with Oak Leaves" to read all about it!
Post by stanthecitruholic on Mar 27, 2020 14:22:58 GMT -5
Being skeptic is a good thing.. I have to agree with Pres. Trump as he was talking about the Malaria drug that showed some promise for Covid19. His words were... what do you have to lose! This is a cheap and fairly easy way to try to save an infected citrus tree... so if I had that disease
This has been discussed at length in the citrus forums and on the internet. I am for trying this if I had infected trees. I am for trying spraying with Channel #5 if I had an inkling that that would work. I just have a problem with tbe opening statement..."Cure for hlb found".😁
To make the oak leaf treatment widely usable, science will need to determine the actual ingredient (or ingredients) in the oak leaf that produces the suspected cure. With billions and billions of acres world wide planted in citrus, growers can't be soaking oak leaves and spraying the diluted mystery ingredient on each tree. Finding the active ingredient (s) and manufacturing a commercial spray is what would be needed.