FLORIDA STEPS UP CITRUS CANKER BATTLE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined with state experts to check thousands of acres of Florida's lucrative citrus crops for signs that the dreaded citrus canker has spread to infect additional groves of fruit-laden trees. The disease was first detected Jan. 5th south of Miami in lime groves, and required the bulldozing and burning of infected trees. Such drastic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined with state experts to check thousands of acres of Florida's lucrative citrus crops for signs that the dreaded citrus canker has spread to infect additional groves of fruit-laden trees. The disease was first detected Jan. 5th south of Miami in lime groves, and required the bulldozing and burning of infected trees. Such drastic methods are the only remedy that destroys the highly contagious canker, which causes fruit

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