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2009-09-26 09:42:34

The United States and Latin American nations say they have banded together to fight the spread of an insect that carries a disease fatal to citrus trees. The United States, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama Friday launched a coordinated effort to fight the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which has ravaged orchards in Florida and now is threatening California's $1.6 billion citrus industry, the Los Angeles Times reported....

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2009-08-04 16:15:00

Citrus researchers at the University of California, Riverside have released a new mandarin (or tangerine) for commercial production. Named 'DaisySL' for Daisy seedless, the new fruit is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavor when mature.

2009-06-16 08:00:00

Tropicana Donates Up To A Quarter Million Fruit Servings Of Orange Juice to USDA's Summer and School Food Service Program For Kids and Encourages Americans to Increase Fruit Consumption CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven out of ten American adults are not getting enough fruit in their daily diets, despite the USDA Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume four servings, or two cups, of fruit a day as part of an overall healthy diet (based on an average 2,000-calorie diet).(1)...

2009-03-04 17:15:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Named for its green, misshapen fruit, Citrus Greening Disease has destroyed millions of acres of citrus plants around the world and now puts the future of America's citrus at risk.

2009-02-26 12:37:00

Great Park Conservancy Donates 5,000 Citrus Trees Part of Orange County Agricultural Heritage IRVINE, Calif., Feb.

2009-02-17 07:00:00

KEEP YOUR PLEDGES BUT DON'T DENY YOUR TASTE BUDS ... FRESH LEMONS CAN ADD PIZAZZ TO OTHERWISE PLAIN LENTEN MEALS SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb.

2009-02-10 05:00:00

CLERMONT, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncle Matt's Organic, the oldest organic orange juice brand in the U.S., is celebrating its 10th year of organic excellence ...

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.

2008-12-19 13:24:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best Clementines originate in Spain. Known for superior quality and their trademark sun-kissed sweet, juicy taste, Clementines from Spain are a seasonal delight looked forward to and enjoyed by families every year.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.