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Dangerous citrus pest nears California growing center

October 30, 2009 | 10:17 am

Pest A tiny insect that threatens California's $1.6-billion citrus industry has been found near one of the state's commercial citrus growing regions.

The Asian citrus psyllid, which has ravaged orchards in Florida as well as overseas, was found in Valley Center in rural San Diego County, the closest the bug has come to a major concentration of citrus groves. Read more here.

Photo: Los Angeles Times

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