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Citrus squeeze: Pushed by development, costs, citrus shrinks in state economy

Between urban development, drought and disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the number of citrus farms in Arizona has declined by about 40 percent just since 2012.... Read more»

Greening disease found in Texas citrus

On Jan. 13, the first-known case of citrus greening disease in Texas was confirmed on a Rio Grande Valley orange tree. The tree showed the telltale signs: undersized, discolored fruit and curled, mottled yellow leaves.... Read more»

Yuma on front line of effort to keep out citrus-killing invader

There are thousands of glue traps around Yuma County as part of an intensive effort to keep the Asian citrus psyllid – and the fatal tree disease it can carry – out of the state. The invasive species has already decimated citrus groves in Florida and has footholds in California and Mexico.... Read more»