Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Texas A&M research paves way for disease resistant citrus trees

One of the largest citrus operations in Florida has used research out of Texas to plant the first field of citrus trees that are said to be resistant to canker and greening disease.

According to, Southern Gardens Citrus has planted the “first research field trials” of these disease resistant citrus trees that are “the result of research initiated in early 2007 with Texas A&M AgriLife Research.”

Citrus greening and canker are diseases that pose a serious threat to the viability of America’s citrus industry. The protection of this industry is critical to the physical and economic health of all Americans. I am proud research here in Texas is continuing to be used around the nation.

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