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8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
An Aug. 25 web seminar offered by the Produce for Better Health Foundation will explore the disastrous impact of citrus greening on Florida citrus groves and potential solutions. Find out more on the web seminar from this Packer article.

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8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Two new finds of Huanglongbing (HLB) in California's San Gabriel Valley near Los Angeles brings to about two dozen the number of diseased citrus trees confirmed and removed by state officials since citrus the citrus maladay was first discovered in 2012. Read more on the new finds from this Western Farm Press article.

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8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Overall citrus acreage in California is up about 1 percent though on a variety basis the figures are a mixed bag - or box - as the case may be. Read more on acreage from this Western Farm Press article.

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8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Demand for smaller sizes of Valencia oranges from California has perked up, as the state's citrus growers transition from the Navel crop. Read more on demand for the crop from this Fresh Plaza article.

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8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
As industry-funded research into combating the Asian citrus psyllid intensifies, California officials are entering the final stretch in considering whether to modify the quarantine against the pest. Read more on the consideration from this Capital Press article.

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7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Florida Citrus Mutual is applauding lawmakers for supporting bills that would provide growers incentives to plant more trees and bolster the troubled Florida citrus industry. Read more on the bill from this Packer story.

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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Members of the citrus industry gathered recently to celebrate the unveiling of a 5,040-square-foot Asian citrus psyllid research and insect production greenhouse at Cal Poly Pomona. Constructed through a $400,000 grant from the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, the greenhouse will support the research and rearing of the Tamarixia radiate wasp, a natural parasite of the Asian citrus psyllid, and advance efforts to lower populations of the psyllid through biological control.

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7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Quarantines have begun in California's Monterey and Merced counties due to Asian citrus psyllid detections. Two of the pests were found in a trap in Salinas, and one was found near the city of Merced. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced the quarantines July 13 Find out more on the quarantine from this Packer story.

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7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. growers are expected to produce about 138 million boxes of oranges this season, down from 147 million boxes in 2014-15. The drop continues a years-long trend in U.S. orange production. More on the decline can be found in this Packer report.

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7/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
With citrus growers trying to save their groves in the wake of the deadly greening disease, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has found a new technique that could help growers answer a vexing question - why so much fruit is dropping to the ground prematurely. Find out more on the new method from this news release.

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