SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
- Citrus producers now face a new threat
a bacterial disease, spread by an insect, called Liberibacter
asiaticus or citrus greening. The disease causes yellow shoots;
blotchy, mottled leaves; and lopsided fruit that tastes salty.
- As of Rap-Up deadline, citrus greening
had been confirmed in pummelos, limes and sour oranges at three
sites over an 18-mile stretch from south of Florida City to
the Pinecrest area near Kendall. USDA and the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services are considering several
plans to fight spread of the disease.
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