citrus canker disease

Project to fight citrus disease

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the LSU AgCenter are joining efforts on a project to fight citrus canker disease.
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the goal is to identify citrus canker tolerant satsuma cultivars.
Citrus canker is a bacterial disease of citrus trees. The first Louisiana detection was in June 2013 at City Park in New Orleans. Since the initial detection, citrus has been monitored by the agricultural department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and LSU AgCenter to mitigate spread of the disease.

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