California Bug Hunters Battle Citrus Plague

A deadly citrus disease first identified in China has been detected in a backyard tree in a Los Angeles suburb. Now agriculture officials are scrambling to contain an infectious bacteria and the foreign insects that carry it from tree to tree. Photo Credit CyprusPictures via Flickr.

California Bug Hunters Battle Deadly Citrus Disease 

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25 comments

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L4 years ago

Oh wow. Horrible.

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Richelle Rausch
Richelle R4 years ago

We need to stop relying on Chinese imports! And why is the FDA letting this kind of problem getting through?

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Christine C.
Christine C4 years ago

Bad news

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Wow, this could be bad if not controlled!

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Magdalen B.
Magdalen B4 years ago

Have to agree with what Jane B wrote-not just your government either. There used to be rigorous rules and inspections of imported items but I suppose it "cost the taxpayer too much". The costs may be too much for us all.........

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Joan Mcallister
4 years ago

Not good news for the citrus industry or us consumers we are the ones who will have to pay more for these produts.

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Past Member
Past Member 4 years ago

Oh no! I hope they get this under control soon!

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Ann Breeden
Ann B4 years ago

This could be very bad for the citrus industry if these escape to other trees. Hope it doesn't happen.

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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago

Thanks

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Nicole Gorman
Nicole G4 years ago

Invasive species!!

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