The Newest Weapon in the Fight Against Citrus Greening!

Keeping Our Trees Healthy

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In the fight against of Citrus Greening, Dooley Groves has a new weapon- the TreeSteamer. This machine covers 3 trees at a time and in just a couple of minutes, treats the tree with STEAM- no chemicals at all. The temperature under the canopy reaches about 125 degrees F for about 30 seconds.

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After Thermotherapy steam treatment, the bacteria that causes this citrus disease is dead and the tree can begin to take up nutrients again and stay healthy. We’ll treat all our trees about once a year to keep them beautiful and producing high quality fruit for years to come. Thermotherapy is not a cure for Citrus Greening, but a very positive treatment.
Dooley Groves is only one of a handful of citrus growers in Florida to use this technology.