SoCal Citrus Disease Quarantine Expands to Include Corona, Norco, Chino — KTLA

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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Autumn Berries — The Lantern Room

Bright red berries on a Hawthorn tree on a bright September day. The weather has certainly turned since the Equinox; we’ve had low pressure system after low pressure system every day for nearly a week. The rain is very welcome after a mostly dry September but there is a lot more to come this weekend […]

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Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit’s Future — News : NPR

A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there’s no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent’s banana industry. (Image credit: Jan Sochor/LatinContent via Getty Images)

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