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The soils under Florida citrus production have very poor natural fertility. Furthermore, on some sandy soils, the problems of spatial variability in yield and soil properties are very common. The poor growth areas of a field have a much lighter soil

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Citrus HLB (synonym citrus greening) is a highly destructive, fast-spreading disease of citrus. Its presumed pathological agent, Candidatus Liberibacter spp., is a fastidious Gram-negative, obligate parasite, phloem-limited α

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Citrus trees ( Citrus spp.) are grown in many areas of the world, and citrus fruits are well known for their beneficial effects on human health ( Zou et al., 2016 ). In 2017, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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allowed special provisions for agricultural products and noted that an additional period is required to implement the conditions necessary for free movement of agricultural products ( Akgüngör et al., 2002 ). Citrus production and consumption have

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Citrus trees are susceptible to a variety of diseases and can be combating more than one at the same time. In the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of south Texas, a common oomycete causing major crop losses in citrus is Phytophthora nicotianae

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Viroids are small infectious agents of single-stranded, unencapsidated, nontranslated, circular RNA with self-complementary sequences ( Flores et al., 1998 ). Citrus viroids have been classified into distinct groups based on their biological and

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Today, various citrus fruits ( Citrus spp. Rutaceae) are among the most important commercial fruit crops of the Mediterranean, but they are not native to the region. Citrus is believed to have originated in northeastern India, southwestern China

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developmental signals and environmental stresses, commercially available compounds also cause abscission in plant organs ( Kossuth et al., 1978 ; Taylor and Whitelaw, 2001 ). The peel of citrus fruit consists of the colored outer flavedo and the inner white

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Citrus is a common term for a genus ( Citrus ) of flowering plants in the family Rutaceae, documented as early as the Chinese Book of History , dated 1000 bce . Citrus fruit are valued for their vivid colors; strong fragrances; sharp, delicious

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