The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is devastating the state’s citrus industry
By Darryl Fears, Washington Post
The citrus industry is fighting to find a cure for a disease that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium huang long bing from tree to tree. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees, causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow, the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely.