USDA confirms new disease in Florida citrus

02/01/2011 02:00:00 AM

Sweet orange scab only affects fruit and is mostly a problem on sweet orange and some tangerine cultivars, according to a University of Florida publication.

Common scab, caused by the fungus Elsinoe fawcetti, infects both fruit and leaves. It is predominately a problem on tangerine hybrids, such as temple, as well as grapefruit and lemon.

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