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Old 12-06-2008, 09:40 AM
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Alert: Florida Quarantine of Citrus Plants


Since we are of the habit of moving plants around this country, I think it is probably important for us all to be aware of this new disease that has already ruined Asias , Africa and Middle East's citrus . So we have the knowledge to act responsibly.
http://www.saveourcitrus.org/?utm_so...FQNbxwodMxjwjQ

groves.http://www.saveourcitrus.org/understand.php
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:07 AM
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Good info. Thanks for sharing. I've made this a sticky thread.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:15 AM
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Hi


Thanks for sharing!
I just got some Lemons and Limes from a guy in NC - they are seedlings about 1- 1 1/2 feet tall. good to know.
How about the Calamondins, etc being sold in nurseries, etc?
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:33 PM
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When in doubt, nuke them when they arive so they don't spread to other plants. or ask agg agent how to proceed as a reciever of goods to be on the cautious side. I think thay have found it in Ga. also.. Real bummer. I am sur Texas and Caslifornia are shaking in their shoes about this one.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:44 PM
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Yep lots of rules on Citrus.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:10 AM
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that is terrible.. good to know though.. just when I was wanting to find a lime tree. LOL
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:28 AM
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this is horrible. Over the years there is one disease after another. What if citrus becomes extinct
And yes, Calamondis are host plants for citrus greening as are citrange, tangerine, kumquat, and lime.

Heather, limes, especially the key limes come true from seed. Get a real ripe one and give it a try, they grow fast
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:06 AM
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Very disturbing, hopefully they can avert any major disasters as far as citrus crops go. Thanks for sharing this Mara, great info.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:47 AM
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I was googling plants on Florida and they had it as a header on the top of the page where advertisements usually go. I don't know how many times i saw it before it registered and I followed the thread.
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and what do we do if we just bought an orange tree say.... on friday in florida???
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:17 PM
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I do not know.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sterling View Post:
and what do we do if we just bought an orange tree say.... on friday in florida???
The right thing to do would be to destroy it. I know how strange that sounds but Florida was/is under a Quarantine . I would contact the seller and try to get a refund or credit. Any reputable dealer will understand. It's my understanding the quarantine is still in effect, yet I may be wrong. You may want to poke around the aphis site and see.

Edit: I forgot to mention the other ways this can spread. There is no quarantine on host plants which carry the bacteria and/or infected insects. Here is a link to a partial list of plants that could potentially carry the disease. There are others. A friend of mine owns a nursery. He tried to buy a type of jasmine from a wholesale nursery. They refused to sell them since it was also a host. That's where I initially heard about this problem.

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Old 05-28-2011, 08:30 PM
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why are all the posts dated years ago except this one??? 2007-08 I'm still buying citrus in Florida.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:29 PM
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Probably cause it was first reported in Florida back in 2005, but still a problem. I'm new here so didn't notice the dates. Still a real problem though. The quaratine was effective almost a year ago 6/2010.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:13 PM
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btw, Floridians should not trade to CA, AR, TX, LA and of course HI (no one is to trade to HI!!)
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