Citrus greening threatens Floridian groves

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Mabel Smith is an Oxfordshire school student, studying both the arts and the sciences. She is interning at CABI for Plantwise and the marketing department. The disease, citrus greening, which is also known as huanglongbing and caused by the fastidious bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter, continues to cause problems for Floridian¬†growers this week. The psyllids that spread…
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Amino acid stops citrus industry going sour

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Lime Swallowtail by Tarique¬†Sani, SANIsoft, Bugwood.org The citrus industry is¬†of significant economic importance¬†to the US,¬†so when any potential pest appears on the horizon there is cause for concern. When the lime swallowtail (Papilio¬†demoleus)¬†was found in the Caribbean in 2006, scientists realised that it may only be a matter of time before these strong fliers appear…
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