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Budwood Certification Program

Budwood Certification Program

The Citrus Center manages the Citrus Budwood Certification program on behalf of the Texas Department of Agriculture. The program was established by the Texas Legislature in 1997 (House Bill 2807). The aim is to ensure that a foundation collection of citrus varieties from which known graft- and insect-transmitted pathogens have been removed by shoot-tip grafting and thermotherapy is maintained, and used to produce increase trees from which budwood is cut for nurseries.   Click here for more information

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