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Calif. Dept. of Food & Agriculture to hold meeting Mon., May 13 in Fallbrook about insect attacking citrus trees in area


Last updated 5/10/2013 at Noon

The California Dept. of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) has announced it will hold an open house meeting in Fallbrook on Monday, May 13 in order to address a disease-carrying pest found in the area threatening citrus trees.

Property owners with citrus trees can learn about the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP), a serious insect pest in California that transmits a bacterial disease called huanglongbing (HLB) to citrus trees. Trees infected with the HLB disease produce bitter and misshapen fruit. The disease is fatal to citrus trees.

Experts will discuss a recommended treatment plan designed to mitigate...

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