CghSAMPa, the peptide found in the fruit of greening-tolerant Australian finger limes, is believed to be the first substance capable of controlling huanglongbing (HLB, also known as citrus greening).
University of California, Riverside and Invaio Sciences, Inc. have partnered to advance the peptide research with hopes of bringing an HLB solution to commercialization by 2023. During a recent seminar hosted by Invaio Sciences, experts shared with industry members the potential impacts of the solution.
According to Umberto Torresan, senior director of business development at Invaio, the peptide solution delivers across all dimensions of citrus greening control. Preventing infection, treating infection and supporting tree health are the top three objectives of the solution. To meet these objectives, the solution can be injected into nursery stock and actively producing citrus trees to control HLB and restore yields and overall tree health.
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