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Black Spot Likely in More Florida Counties

Dan Citrus, Florida, Research

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Oranges infected with Citrus Black Spot. Emerging pathogens, agricultural threats. Photo provided by Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS

Although citrus black spot has only been detected in commercial groves in five Southwest Florida counties, it is still spreading and likely to be in additional counties, according to plant pathologist Megan Dewdney. The five counties with detections are Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee. Dewdney is a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences associate professor at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred.  

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