- Upon exiting a citrus grove you must decontaminate all equipment and all personnel
- Growers are required to train their employees each year on the proper decontamination methods
- Trainings are available through University of Florida, IFAS personnel (contact your local county extension agent)
- Grower must provide adequate quantities of approved decontaminant solutions that are premixed and maintained at appropriate dilutions
- Approved Decontamination Products and Methods are listed at:
- Why should I decontaminate?
- To slow canker spread around the state to unaffected areas
- Citrus canker is a highly contagious plant disease
- No groves equals no jobs
- It’s the law!
- Will the decontaminant solution harm humans?
- Decontaminant solutions are like a mild antibacterial soap for personnel
- Two types of solution are used: personnel and equipment
- Equipment solutions are quaternary ammonia and should not contact skin or fruit
- Do not drink any decontaminant solution
- Field Identification of Citrus Canker Symptoms and Decontamination Procedures PDF
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