UPDATED: Citrus disease find in California a mystery

12/02/2013 04:52:00 PM
Mike Hornick

“It’s windborne. But you can also get it from bad nursery stock,” he said. “And if it came in via contraband, why were there so many findings when the block itself is supposed to have some significant cultural practices that would impede the spread? For us, the dots aren’t connecting.”


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anonymous    
December, 03, 2013 at 06:51 AM

USDA scientists made a big mistake in calling this symptom Sweet Orange Scab (SOS)and they still refuse to admit it. The syndrome is caused by an opportunitic fungus that was very closely related to the true SOS fungal pathogen but only resides saprophytically on fruit wounds.

david Miller    
OH  |  December, 03, 2013 at 09:10 AM

I know someone who would have a good idea on prevention of this fungal pathogen. If you would like to be connected send me an e mail at dmiller@advancingecoag.com and I would be glad to see if I can get an appointment for you.

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