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2013-07-02 23:04:08

Keep the lemonade flowing this Fourth of July – Save Our Citrus raises awareness of citrus greening Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages Californians to make this Fourth of July a celebration of citrus—while also raising awareness of the serious threat citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB) poses to citrus. From the lemons we use to make lemonade to the limes we make key lime pie with, citrus is at the center of...

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...

2011-08-08 12:16:50

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using a technology known as "Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflection" (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves infected with the devastating disease known as citrus greening. Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subtropical Plant Pathology Research Unit in Fort Pierce, Fla., and the agency's Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit in Athens, Ga.,...

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2010-04-26 11:01:58

A team of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center have turned an ornamental plant into a tool for combating a bacterial disease that threatens the world's citrus crop. Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) has proved to be an effective screening tool for treatments to control Huanglongbing (HLB), according to Yong-Ping Duan of the ARS U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory (USHRL) in Fort Pierce, Fla. HLB,...

2010-01-28 14:30:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huanglongbing (HLB), or Citrus Greening Disease, a major threat native to Asia, has rapidly globalized in recent years, devastating citrus crops in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and other parts of the world. In December 2008, the international research community responded to this threat by inviting colleagues, regulatory agency representatives, and commercial industry leaders to Orlando, Florida, so they could exchange the latest...

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....

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. Spread primarily by tiny disease-infected insects called Asian Citrus Psyllids, Citrus Greening Disease first damages citrus crops by yielding hard, deformed and bitter fruit that isn't fit for selling, and eventually kills the trees.   Listen to this report from USDA/APHIS...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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