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2008-12-15 14:37:00

Fresh Sunkist (R) Lemons Provide Enhanced Flavor, Natural Remedy To Combat Colds & Flu and Cost Effective Beauty Aid Conveniently Wrapped In Fragrant, Sunny Yellow Package VISALIA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother Nature has been cooking up a storm of bright yellow, tart and tangy lemons, just ripe for picking. Sunkist, the world's leading citrus cooperative, is ringing in the holidays with an abundance of fresh, juicy lemons. Primed to perfection by the warm sunshine, rich soil...

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...

2008-11-20 18:27:31

Northern California mandarin oranges contain a high amount of a natural antihistamine that relieves cold and allergy symptoms, a U.S. government study found. Owari Satsuma mandarins, grown in Placer County from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border, had up to six times as much synephrine as the same quantity of orange juice, the only citrus previously tested, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study said. Ten ounces of mandarin juice contain as much synephrine as one...

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2008-11-06 12:40:00

Hurricane damage debatable Despite hurricane damage and an unstable economy, this year's Texas citrus harvest is off to a good start, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service citrus expert. "All in all, this year's crop is of good quality, plentiful and nutritious," said Dr. Julian Sauls, an AgriLife Extension citrus specialist in Weslaco. Harvest started the first week of October in deep South Texas after an unusually wet growing season that included Hurricane Dolly, he said. "Winds...

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Robert H. Schuler Q: I live in Pomona and have a 10-year-old navel orange tree that produces fruit that is inconsistent in sweetness. The fruit is good every year, but some years (three years ago, for example) the fruit was outstanding in sweetness. I follow the directions for fertilizing and sprinkle some citrus pellets and try and deep water every month. Can you explain why the sweetness varies from year to year and can you suggest anything to ensure consistent sweetness? - Don...

2008-06-16 15:00:44

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lime Energy Co. , will hold a conference call today, Monday June 16th at 4PM ET to discuss the Applied Energy Management, Inc. (AEM) acquisition announced last week. Attending the call will be David Asplund, CEO of Lime Energy, Dan Parke, COO of Lime Energy and John O'Rourke, CEO of AEM. Investors can access the call by calling toll free 800-599-9829 and use passcode 32318852. International callers can dial 617-847-8703 and use...

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2008-03-03 11:00:00

One of the most comprehensive investigations done to date on aromatherapy failed to show any improvement in either immune status, wound healing or pain control among people exposed to two often-touted scents.While one of two popular aromas touted by alternative medicine practitioners "“ lemon "“ did appear to enhance moods positively among study subjects, the other "“ lavender "“ had no effect on reported mood, based on three psychological tests.Neither lemon nor...

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2008-01-03 08:50:00

TAMPA, Fla. - Florida's citrus growers reported only minor damage early Thursday from a blast of cold air, even as snow flurries fell in at least one part of the Sunshine State. Citrus industry officials believe the state's groves escaped major damage, because it didn't get as cold as forecast. When temperatures get down to 28 degrees for four hours, a tree can be ruined. While forecasts said it could get that cold overnight, temperatures hovered in the 30s in central and South Florida...

2006-11-28 12:00:48

By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Nov. 27--LABELLE, Fla. -- If George Anderson's vision comes to fruition, Florida will one day become the nation's macadamia capital, with the tasty, creamy nut surpassing citrus as its signature crop. Florida's fruit growers, worn out and worried by the diseases of citrus canker and greening, are clamoring for the macadamia trees faster than Anderson can produce them. He sold out the first 8,000 baby trees before they were even big...

2006-07-12 15:16:27

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For the second straight season, late-maturing oranges in hurricane-hit areas will leave Florida with one of its worst citrus crops in more than a decade, federal agriculture officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture again reduced its production forecast, now projecting that Florida will produce 151 million boxes of oranges, a third less than earlier seasons. This season's production is expected to finish slightly better than the last year's 149 million...


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