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Damaging citrus plant disease confirmed in Texas

The Brownsville Herald (18 Jan 2012): Damaging citrus plant disease was for the first time confirmed in the Rio Grande Valley.

 

The same news were reported by The Monitor and Washington Examiner. A destructive citrus bacterial disease known to occure in crops in Florida has been confirmed in Texas. The citrus greening disease is spread by insect vector - citrus psyllid.  

The Texas Department of Agriculture and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service APHIS have confirmed the first detection in Texas of citrus greening, a destructive plant disease that poses a threat to the state’s citrus industry. The disease was discovered in a tree in a commercial orange grove in San Juan.

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Diseases of Fruit Crops & Ornamentals: Resistant Fire Blight bacteria in New York

Diseases of Fruit Crops & Ornamentals: Resistant Fire Blight bacteria in New York | Plant health | Scoop.it

The rapid identification of this outbreak positions us to implement a coordinated plan leading up to next year's growing season,” said Herb Aldwinckle, professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology at Cornell university.

 

Cornell plant pathologists have issued a warning to New York apple and pear growers after discovering a strain of fire blight that is resistant to such traditional treatments in USA as the antibiotic streptomycin.

 

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