Agriculture Officials Hold Briefing on Citrus Diseases

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 9:32am

Many Texas citrus trees are at risk of a deadly plague that has already killed millions of trees world wide.

Federal and local agriculture officials were making aware of the disease in a briefing in the City of Hidalgo. Agriculture officials say that there are three types of citrus diseases: Citrus Greening, Citrus Canker and the Citrus Black Spot.

Even though there aren't any of  those types of diseases plaguing citrus trees in the Valley, officials say we do have the middle man that transfers the plague to other trees. The plague isn't carried in the fruit, but it is transferred by leaves and twigs of the trees. The disease doesn't pose a threat to people.

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