Once a common site in most backyards here, healthy citrus trees are sadly becoming a rarity in Florida because of a killer bacteria. The citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), an insect that made its way to Florida in the late 1990s and that feeds on the living tissue of citrus trees, carries the bacteria in its body and infects trees as it feeds.
If your heart is set on growing a citrus tree, don’t despair! It is still possible! If you follow the information below, you can increase your chances of success.
The best way we have found to increase vigor and maintain the health of your citrus DESPITE the disease is by following our regimen of spraying the foliage thoroughly every two weeks with our “witch’s brew”.
It consists of three products:
–Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew for the bugs (4 tbs per gallon)
–Citrus Grow Scripts Spray for health (2 tbs per gallon)
–Genysis gets the products above inside the leaf and rainproof in 30 minutes (1 tbs per gallon)
Combined, these three products provide continuous protection against harmful pests like leafminers and worse, the citrus psyllid, as well as an extra dose of quality nutrients biweekly.