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USDA expands citrus disease quarantine areas in 3 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in the states.

Rio Queen Citrus’ Ken Martin dies

Ken Martin, who left a short career as a funeral director and mortician in Missouri to manage what became one of the Rio Grande Valley’s major citrus operations, has died.

Rio Queen Citrus’ Ken Martin dies

Ken Martin, who left a short career as a funeral director and mortician in Missouri to manage what became one of the Rio Grande Valley’s major citrus operations, has died.

Eco Farms supports annual avocado festival

Avocado grower Eco Farms supported an avocado event in Los Angeles in early August.

A&A Organic Farms ships organic lemons

Watsonville, Calif.-based A&A Organic Farms is shipping organic lemons in partnership with growers in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Aug 13, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Organics, #Lemons, #Citrus

Duda imports citrus for the 17th season

Oviedo, Fla.-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc. has launched its import citrus program for the 17th consecutive season.
Aug 05, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Citrus

Research: early detection key to halting the spread of citrus greening

New research indicates that close monitoring of citrus trees can prevent the spread of citrus greening.
Aug 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Taste of Summer promotes South African citrus

Summer Citrus from South Africa is bringing back the Taste of Summer sweepstakes, asking consumers to share their experience on social media.

USDA expands Florida’s citrus black spot quarantine area

The U.S. Department of Agricultures has expanded a citrus black spot quarantine in four Florida counties.
Jul 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Citrus, #Florida, #USDA

Chilean citrus volume likely down 5% this season

Chile will export a little less citrus this year, compared to 2018, due primarily to an 18% dip in clementine volume, according to the San Carlos, Calif.-based Chilean Citrus Committee.
Jul 26, 2019 by Jim Offner #Citrus, #Chilean Citrus