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San Gabriel Valley quarantine for citrus disease expands

San Gabriel Valley quarantine for citrus disease expands

Agricultural officials have expanded a quarantine in the San Gabriel Valley after discovering several more trees infected with citrus greening disease, a malady that has devastated orchards in Florida, Mexico and Brazil. The quarantine, which extends more than 87 square miles around the city of San Gabriel, prohibits the movement of citrus plants but allows transfer of fruit that is professionally cleaned and packed, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. “The stakes couldn’t be higher for California citrus," said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. "We urge residents in the San Gabriel area to do all they can to comply.” The disease, known...

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