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Budwood Certification Program

Budwood Certification Program

The Citrus Center manages the Citrus Budwood Certification program, established by the Texas Legislature in 1997 under House Bill 2807, for the Texas Department of Agriculture. This program ensures that a foundation collection of citrus varieties safe from known graft- and insect-transmitted pathogens removed by shoot-tip grafting and thermotherapy is maintained and used to produce increase trees to supply budwood to nurseries.

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Mark VanNess
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