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Current Status of Citrus Greening in Florida

Here’s the latest on attempts to deal with citrus greening (huanglongbing) in Florida from TheLedger.com at http://www.theledger.com/article/20120410/NEWS/120419953?Title=Scientist-Remedy-for-Citrus-Greening-Disease-Fails-to-Improve-Productivity). The most troubling bit of news in the article is that University of Florida plant pathologist Jim Graham “cited research by U.S. Sugar, also … Continue reading

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Huanglongbing Confirmed in California

On Friday, March 30, the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA announced that the citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB), also referred to as citrus greening, had been confirmed in a lemon/pummelo tree in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles County.  An … Continue reading

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Huanglongbing Found in Texas

The Texas Department of Agriculture and USDA APHIS announced this week that huanglongbing (citrus greening) has been confirmed in a citrus grove in Hidalgo County, Texas.  A portion of that county has been placed under an emergency quarantine order and … Continue reading

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New Online Citrus Disease Identification Tool

The U.S.D.A.’s Center for Plant Health Science and Technology has added a new online tool to aid in the identification of 24 diseases and common disorders of citrus. This new site contains an interactive key for identification based on symptoms as well … Continue reading

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New Citrus Disease in Texas

Sweet orange scab of citrus was found recently on a satsuma tree in Orange, Texas about 3.5 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. Unlike citrus (or sour orange) scab caused by Elsinoë fawcetti, which normally occurs in the southern U.S., sweet orange scab caused by Elsinoë … Continue reading

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