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Experts Warn Citrus Tree Owners of Disease

1 year 6 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, February 20 2019 Feb 20, 2019 February 20, 2019 3:52 PM February 20, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – Citrus industry experts are advising residents with citrus trees on their property to monitor them for potential pests and disease.

The disease is spread by an insect called the Asian Citrus Psyllid.

The disease feeds on the stems and leaves of trees and infects them with bacteria; once a tree is infected, there is no cure.

Dale Murden the President of Texas Citrus Mutual says there are ways to take care of trees.

He advises residents with citrus trees to call the AgriLife extension service or landscaping companies for tips.

Murden says there are about a million citrus trees from Brownsville to Rio Grande City.

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