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UA Researcher Working To Cut Off Citrus Disease Before It Spreads To Arizona Crops

There is an outbreak killing California’s citrus trees that has caused the state’s orange growers to expand a quarantine zone to cover more than 1,000 square miles of infected land in four counties. Dr. Judy Brown, a UArizona professor of plant sciences and BIO5 member, is working to figure out how to cut off this disease before it affects ever-valuable citrus crops in Arizona.