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South Coast Citrus Growers Fearful Destructive Bacterial Disease May Spread Into Region

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:07am


It’s been a rough week for citrus growers on the South Coast.

An incurable bacterial disease which kills citrus trees has surfaced for the first time in Southern California, and farmers in our region are worried it may spread to Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports state and local agricultural officials, along with growers are working overtime to try to keep the disease from spreading.

Click on link to listen to/download story: Asian Citris Psyllid/Bacterial Crisis

Link to more information on Asian Citrus Psyllid/Huanglongbig Disease Information

http://www.californiacitrusthreat.org/


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