Disease Detection in Citrus

Huanglongbing (HLB) disease has arrived in California and is deadly to citrus trees. Trained working canines can detect an infected tree 2-8 months earlier than currently approved detection methods. Canine detection of Citrus Canker and HLB disease in citrus groves and nurseries have demonstrated a very high level of accuracy. We will be bringing trained canines from Florida to California to work with others towards the goal of saving the California Citrus Industry from HLB.

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"Citron"- Alerting on a HLB Infected Tree

"Citron", pictured above, is one of the first dogs trained to detect HLB in 2007. Now retired, she was owned and trained by J & K Canine Academy/Scentworks.

Disease-Detecting Dogs

Article Published in Canine Industry, February 2012

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"Juice"- The First Canker Detection Canine

Citrus Canker is a disease caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas axonopodis. Infection causes lesions on the leaves, stems, and fruit of citrus trees, including lime, oranges, and grapefruit. Dogs trained by J & K Canine Academy on Canker were a part of a USDA ARS Research Project in Florida. The research results show the canker dogs were over 99% accurate.  Pepe Peruyero, owner of J & K Canine Academy/Scentworxs in Florida is pictured above with "Juice".

Partnership With J & K Canine Academy/Scentworxs

We have formed a partnership with J & K Canine Academy/Scentworxs division in order to bring fully trained HLB detection dogs to California. Our current plan is to sell detection services directly to growers so they themselves can make decisions about any tree the dog alerts on. To receive a quote or learn more, please contact us. 

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