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Valley Growers Wary of Citrus Parasite Infecting Crops

2 years 2 months 1 day ago Monday, June 04 2018 Jun 4, 2018 June 04, 2018 3:05 PM June 04, 2018 in News

WESLACO – A parasite called the citrus nematode is causing problems for Rio Grande Valley citrus growers.

A local grower says now is the time to act before the season begins.

If the issue is ignored, the amount of fruit produced by a tree could be affected.

KRGV’s Steven Sarabia spoke to a plant pathologist who explains why fighting off the parasite is a challenge.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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