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California Bug Hunters Battle Citrus Plague

California Bug Hunters Battle Deadly Citrus Disease 

Science News by NewsLook

 

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.

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6:11PM PDT on May 6, 2012

Oh wow. Horrible.

1:21PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

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

3:56AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Bad news

7:37AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Wow, this could be bad if not controlled!

2:01AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

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.........

7:53PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

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

4:31PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

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

3:31PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

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

12:36PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Thanks

9:34AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Invasive species!!

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