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Deadly Citrus Disease

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posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 06:12 PM
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Well, this ain't good....




New greening disease could become deadlier to Florida citrus than canker

A deadly new citrus disease is spreading through southeast Florida, creating a fresh threat to the citrus industry and raising the possibility of another costly and disruptive eradication program.

Citrus greening, a bacterial disease carried by an Asian insect, stunts growth, leads to bitter, misshapen oranges and grapefruits, and eventually kills the tree. Agriculture officials and growers say the disease could pose a greater threat than citrus canker, still widespread despite a $500 million campaign to eradicate it.

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posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 08:37 PM
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I covered this one a few weeks ago, see here:

New Citrus Disease Found in Florida



posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 09:21 PM
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I'm sorry. You can close this thread and I will continue to post there. Thanks, ww.



 
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