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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...

2014-07-29 16:29:41

Concerns rising about dangerous chemicals being used to ward off disease WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concerns rise over the heavy spraying of unhealthy chemicals in many of the most productive citrus regions of the country to fight off a deadly citrus disease, staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices gathered for a briefing on Tuesday to hear from the organic industry on its efforts to find safe approved organic ways to ward off the...

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...

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...

2013-09-24 23:29:11

Organizations Collaborate on Three-Year Research Effort to Address Deadly Disease Threatening Florida’s $9 Billion Citrus Industry Amelia Island, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The Florida citrus market has suffered a loss of more than $4.5 billion in crops and is down an estimated 8,300 jobs due to citrus greening disease (1). In an effort to find a solution for the serious disease, Bayer CropScience announced a collaboration with the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation to create a...

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...


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