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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.
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.
Scientists in Britain believe a Japanese plant-eating predator may help solve the problem of a â€œsuperweedâ€ that is now spreading across the country.
Bacterium is closely related to pathogen that causes citrus greening disease, says Allison Hansen, a doctoral student in entomology.
Dr. Don Henne isn't wasting his degree when he's standing by the deep fryer waiting for potato slices to turn brown. He's conducting research that will help the potato industry and consumers.
A bug that chews on the leaves of certain types of ash trees is making its first appearance here, foresters say. It also has been spotted in Fargo. Its name is cottony psyllid, or jumping plantlice, and it is known for its appetite for fall gold black ash and mancana ash trees.
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