AUDIO from Medialink and USDA/APHIS: Deadly Agricultural Disease is Putting America's Citrus at Risk

03/05/2009 02:00:00 AM

/PRNewswire/ --

Named for its green, misshapen fruit, Citrus Greening Disease has destroyed millions of acres of citrus plants around the world and now puts the future of America's citrus at risk. Spread primarily by tiny disease-infected insects called Asian Citrus Psyllids, Citrus Greening Disease first damages citrus crops by yielding hard, deformed and bitter fruit that isn't fit for selling, and eventually kills the trees.

 

Listen to this report from USDA/APHIS at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/USDA_36289/

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