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Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by an Asian insect. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. Citrus ranchers in Florida are burning orange trees damaged by a spotted brown bug called psyllid. It is a native of Asia and carries what the Chinese call "the yellow dragon disease." Florida ranchers call it “greening.” While feeding on citrus leaves, the bug...

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