Agriculture. Dread citrus disease turns up in California, Texas.

  title={Agriculture. Dread citrus disease turns up in California, Texas.},
  author={E. Stokstad},
  volume={336 6079},
  • E. Stokstad
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
  • Citrus greening, for which there is no cure, turns fruit sour and kills trees within a few years. Transmitted by a tiny insect, the bacterial disease rapidly conquered Florida beginning in 2005, doubling the cost of production and raising questions about the future of the industry. Now citrus greening has turned up in California and Texas, the second- and third-largest citrus producers in the United States. Researchers are hoping that rapid action—hunting for and destroying infected trees and… CONTINUE READING
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