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2014-09-24 16:22:35

TOC is leading the effort to find organic solutions for all growers WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to donations ranging from $5 to as large as $5,000, The Organic Center has raised $20,417 through its first-ever crowdfunding drive - easily exceeding its goal of $15,000--as part of a major campaign to fund The Center's research effort to find organic solutions to a devastating disease threatening the nation's citrus industry. "We're thrilled that so many...

2014-07-08 00:21:26

Organic growers to get critical help in battling deadly disease WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any day, a carton of orange juice can be found in almost 7 out of 10 American refrigerators. Americans drink more than 550 million gallons of orange juice every year with more than 60 million gallons of that juice being organic. And the appetite for organic juice -- and organic citrus -- is just getting bigger. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124847...

2014-05-30 09:48:28

Frontiers The open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution reports the first known case where four species, all at different levels in the food chain, use a single odor to communicate with and ruthlessly exploit each other. Plant-feeding insects are often attracted to odors that are released by damaged plant tissue because these plants are already under attack and so a good place to look for food, sexual partners, and egg-laying sites. The jumping plant louse Diaphorina citri...

Wasps Used To Fight Citrus Greening Disease Are Unlikely To Threaten Non-target Insects
2014-02-04 08:35:10

Entomological Society of America In August 2008 the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), an invasive insect known to spread citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which can be lethal to citrus trees, was detected in southern California. After initial treatments with insecticides were determined to be costly and unsustainable, a decision was made to instead try biological control by using insect parasitoids that are known to attack the psyllids. However, since the only known...

2014-02-02 23:01:59

Airstream Innovations, Inc is now expanding installation of their unique Half-Acre and full One-Acre commercial tunnel greenhouses since being certified by the USDA to protect Citrus crops. Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 Airstream Innovations, Inc has announced that the USDA has certified their unique half-acre and full one-acre commercial tunnel greenhouses to protect citrus crops on commercial farms in Central and Southern California from Huanglongbing, one of the most...

2014-01-14 08:22:36

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. ("Flotek" or the "Company') (NYSE: FTK) today announced preliminary revenue and gross margin results for Fourth Quarter, 2013 and discussed the current status of the Florida citrus market. While the Company is still completing final year-end accounting processes, Flotek believes that revenues for the three-months ended December 31, 2013 should exceed $100 million. Enterprise-wide gross margins should be approximately...

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 23:16:59

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 Louisiana to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Louisiana Citrus is at Risk.” In 2012, Louisiana produced $5.2 million in citrus crops, including satsumas, lemons, navel and Louisiana...

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...


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humgruffin
  • 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.'