Abandoned or Uncared For Groves
Citrus groves that are abandoned or uncared for threaten the entire citrus industry in our state, as these trees can serve as reservoirs for the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing. In order to protect neighboring residential and commercial trees, these abandoned groves must be removed properly.
Abandoned groves can be identified as those with a lack of irrigation, lack of pest control and no harvest for an extended period. Members of the citrus industry should report suspected abandoned groves in their community to their local county agricultural commissioner or grower liaison.
If you have a citrus grove that you no longer wish to care for or know of an abandoned grove in your area, contact your local grower liaison and county agricultural commissioner who can work with you on solutions to remove these hazards and protect neighboring citrus trees.