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Millet

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The Agriculture Department is expected to allow Florida citrus growers to start using a genetically engineered Tristeza virus to protect trees from citrus greening disease in early 2019. USDA is planning to issue a statewide permit once the virus is ready, likely in January 2019.
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Re: New genetically engineered virus to protect Florida's citrus come 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 08:29:01 PM »
Very interesting. Maybe it's like flu shot; a dead version of virus to lend immunity without making tree sick with tristeza.

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Re: New genetically engineered virus to protect Florida's citrus come 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 07:58:48 AM »
The Agriculture Department is expected to allow Florida citrus growers to start using a genetically engineered Tristeza virus to protect trees from citrus greening disease in early 2019. USDA is planning to issue a statewide permit once the virus is ready, likely in January 2019.

Am I right to assume it will not only prevent contraction of the disease, but also cure already infected trees should they not be too far gone ?

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Re: New genetically engineered virus to protect Florida's citrus come 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 08:57:16 AM »
Dang Too late had to get rid of 7 citrus tress Honey-bell and Valencia, plus 5 others. But i put mango's in there place

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