citrus canker


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citrus canker

[′si·trəs ‚kaŋ·kər]
(plant pathology)
A bacterial disease of citrus plants caused by Xanthomonas citri and producing lesions on twigs, foliage, and fruit.
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He said that kinnow growers were facing severe problems as they could not even meet the expenditures over kinnow production as the citrus canker was a threatening disease for its growth added that many commercial citrus varieties were moderately to highly susceptible to the disease
The combination of the damage caused by CLM and the occurrence of citrus canker highlighted the importance of the management and control of this insect, which generally involves only chemical control in nurseries and young trees.
2004)--in the context of whether the 2003 citrus canker statute was constitutional.
Just as Florida citrus growers were learning to adapt their groves to fight citrus canker disease, a deadly new plague is threatening to destroy the industry.
He has stayed on top of the issues impacting growers today, such as citrus canker, and on top of those issues that will impact our industry in the future, such as our tariff preservation effort and important citrus research.
At the time the Department of Agriculture was very frightened about the spread of citrus canker.
Fighting imported pests and diseases such as Mediterranean fruit flies, citrus canker and exotic Newcastle disease has already cost tens of millions of dollars.
Citrus canker or virus-resistant orange trees could save Floridian groves from being wiped out.
Griffin continues to look for the citrus canker pathogen, which is endemic to many parts of the world, including Asia and Africa, and which occasionally appears in Florida, where outbreaks have done substantial ecologic and economic damage through the destruction of citrus crops.
One example is the recent outbreak of citrus canker in South Florida.
And USDA's new appropriations bill, which we expect the President to sign soon, includes more than $3 billion in disaster relief and crop loss payments, including livestock assistance, support for dairy producers, and money to help compensate Florida growers who were devastated by citrus canker.
Pests included Mediterranean, melon, and Mexican fruit flies; various aphids, scale, and whiteflies; and the citrus canker.