A Southern California quarantine zone has been expanded in an effort to stop the spread of a disease that threatens the state’s citrus industry. The addition of 107 square miles encompasses the cities of Corona and Norco and part of Chino, the Press-Enterprise reported Thursday. It follows discovery of a dozen trees with citrus greening…
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Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals’ retinas.(Image credit: Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
by Sarah Rieger
“Southern Alberta farmers will be praying for thunderstorms to get their crops through this dry season, as they contend with a serious moisture deficit that stems back to last summer.
“There just isn’t that soil moisture to carry the crops, ideally, through until that next rainfall event,” said Ralph Wright, head of agro-meteorological applications and modelling with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.”
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