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2014-08-18 23:05:39

Save Our Citrus campaign aims to prevent the spread of deadly citrus diseases. Riverdale, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched a Save Our Citrus, Move It AND Lose It campaign to raise awareness in citrus-producing states about the risk of spreading deadly citrus diseases by moving citrus trees. “It’s no longer as simple as buying a citrus tree road side to bring home,” says Abby Yigzaw, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health...

2013-09-19 23:26:05

Tips on Distinguishing the Symptoms of Citrus Greening Disease Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Individuals with citrus trees growing in their yards reported 540 suspected cases of citrus disease through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Save Our Citrus website and smart phone reporting application, available in both English and Spanish. Nearly 85 percent of reports have come from residents in the two top citrus producing states—California and Florida....

2013-07-02 23:16:57

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Arizona to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Arizonans are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Arizona Citrus is at Risk.” Arizona produces 38,000 tons of citrus at a value of more than $15 million and accounts for thousands of...

2013-07-02 23:16:54

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Florida to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are cautioned “Our Citrus is Going Green!” and encouraged to “Help Save Our Citrus.” Florida produces 70 percent of the United States’ supply of citrus. The Florida citrus...

2013-07-02 23:04:33

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Texas to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Texas Citrus is at Risk.” The Texas citrus industry supports almost 6,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $189 million annually. Citrus...

2012-12-06 05:02:41

Save Our Citrus Campaign focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention and Safe Gifting Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort to raise Californians´ awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Californians in Los Angeles and Orange counties will soon see mobile advertisements in English and Spanish proclaiming “Don´t Go Green!” because...

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2009-05-08 13:31:32

Florida's thriving avocado industry could be in danger due to the arrival of the redbay ambrosia beetle. Scientists say the little beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) spreads a fungus called laurel wilt disease that kills off avocado trees. The implications of the beetles' arrival into Florida could spell out danger for the state as it is the second-largest source of avocados in the US. The adult female redbay ambrosia beetle carries in a special pouch in its mouth -- called a mycangia -- the...

2009-01-26 00:59:02

A bug that crossed the Mexican border at Tijuana in July threatens to bring catastrophe to California's $1.2 billion citrus industry, officials said. State agriculture inspectors are intensifying their campaign against the Asian citrus psyllid, after the bug was observed last week in a San Diego neighborhood, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Agriculture officials said the bug was moving north at a rapid rate, although they believe California's orange groves have not yet been...

2008-12-04 13:35:00

CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its proactive program to deal with disease, Southern Gardens Citrus announced its plans to plant and field test canker and greening disease-resistant citrus trees in its groves starting in early 2009. Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease (HLB) is considered to be the most serious disease of citrus anywhere it occurs in the world. HLB was first identified and confirmed in Florida in September 2005. Three years later, HLB now can...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'