Agricultural Citrus Disease Detection
We have built an early K9 detection method for high-risk citrus plant diseases that threaten and destroy the citrus industry. Through an exclusive, cooperative relationship with the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), Coast to Coast K9 Teams has trained and deployed citrus disease detection dogs that identify early-phase citrus canker and Huanglongbing (citrus HLB). The early detection of citrus diseases is enormously important because it allows for the treatment or eradication of infected plants.
Certified agricultural citrus disease detection dogs
Coast To Coast K9 Teams with the guidance of the USDA-ARS research team has developed a canine training protocol and will maintain a citrus agricultural disease detection organization ( ICAADD – International Canine Assn for Agricultural Disease Detection) for the purpose of canine and handler training and certification. This organization will provide training protocol and testing for demonstration of proof of accuracy for detection to provide regulatory authorities a means to test canine teams/commercial vendors for deployment domestically and internationally.
Call us today for a quote on hiring one or more agricultural dog-and-handler teams, or to learn more about our citrus disease detector dogs: (386) 689-4424