Feared citrus disease creeps closer to California
California orange growers say they see ominous news in a report out of
Mexico last week that agriculture officials had discovered 51 trees
infected with the feared citrus greening disease in the western Mexico
coastal states of Nayarit and Jalisco.
The discovery shows that the tree-killing disease is working its way toward California's $1.6-billion citrus industry. It has already ravaged the citrus industries in Florida, Brazil and other prime orange-growing regions and poses a major threat to California growers, according to agriculture officials.
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