News tagged with citrus greening

Area-wide management a must for Asian citrus psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states, including Florida. It's b ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Phloem production in Huanglongbing-affected citrus trees

Citrus Huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) is highly destructive and fast-spreading, contributing to a reduction in crop yields in Florida and threatening the future of the citrus industry worldwide. Once infected, trees ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Ecology
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Researchers find genetic cause for citrus canker

Researchers from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida are closer to finding a possible cure for citrus canker after identifying a gene that makes citrus trees susceptible to the bacterial ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Feds joins battle on citrus disease

The federal government is waging war against citrus greening disease, which threatens to devastate Florida's orange crop and could affect the entire nation.

dateDec 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Asian bacteria threatens Florida oranges

Citrus production in Florida, the world's second largest orange juice supplier after Brazil, is being threatened by bacteria from Asia that has got scientists racing for a remedy.

dateOct 01, 2013 in Ecology
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