Texas Department of Agriculture Confirms the State's First Citrus Greening Outbreak

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:33pm

SAN JUAN - It's considered the most deadly and serious citrus disease worldwide, and just days ago, five trees were confirmed to be infected with citrus greening in San Juan.

"Citrus greening is a disease caused by a bacteria, so it's a tiny, microscopic organism. and that microscopic organism is moved, or transmitted by these small insects called phyllids," said Dr. Juan Anciso, Texas Agrilife Fruit and Vegetable Expert.  

News Center 23 Reporter Erin Murray tells us more.

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