Citrus Under Protective Screen (CUPS)
Citrus Under Protective Screen (CUPS) is an integrated system for growing citrus trees in protective screen houses for fresh fruit production. The screen is at least 40 to 50 mesh in order to exclude the Asian Citrus Psyllid [ACP] (Diaphorina citri), a vector of Huanglongbing disease (HLB).
The Florida citrus nursery industry adopted a similar greenhouse or screen house production practice in the early 2000s in order to protect budwood sources and commercial citrus nursery tree production from citrus canker and ACP. The CUPS is very similar to the screen house citrus nursery system, but with a different goal: the sustainable and profitable production of HLB-free, premium quality fresh fruit in psyllid-free enclosed screen house environments. For more information Click Here.