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Re: Citrus Canker wiped out in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 05:18:49 PM »
Well that's what happens when you plant too many of the same type of tree in the same place; disease will inevitably come through and wipe them all out. That's one of the disadvantages of large-scale commercial monoculture.

In nature there's more genetic diversity, which creates more resistance to disease, because the same pathogen has trouble spreading to surrounding trees that may be a different variety or species.

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Re: Citrus Canker wiped out in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:39:18 PM »
I hope they get rid of it in the Houston area with 700+ trees infected. It will be back however as it
is still in Florida.

 

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