Major Fruit Pest Hates Heights

Researchers have found a weakness in the pest that is decimating the Florida citrus industry. They just aren’t sure how to take advantage of it. In less than a decade, the Asian citrus psyllid has spread throughout Florida, destroying half the orange groves in the state, and spread to Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina, as well as Texas and Arizona. Growers in California, where a case was found in 2012, are vigilantly trying to keep the disease out.

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