Follow Up to Citrus Canker Newsletter Volume #9

As a follow up to Citrus Canker Newsletter Volume #9 regarding the press release issued by Stallings Crop Insurance Corporation in Lakeland, below is a statement issued last Friday (3/31/06) on intrastate fruit movement. Also included below is a request from the Indian River Citrus League for lesioned fruit for Dr. Tim Gottwald’s packing house tests.

INTRASTATE FRUIT MOVEMENT

“The state has received clarification from the USDA related to the intrastate movement of citrus. The Citrus Health Response Plan recommends no restrictions on the intrastate movement of citrus fruit out of quarantine areas for processing into a product other than fresh fruit, as long as the shipment is accompanied by the required trip ticket, and other compliance agreement requirements are met. For more information on fruit movement requirements, contact your local citrus canker office.”

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Feiber at 352-372-3505 x100.

INDIAN RIVER CITRUS LEAGUE

The Indian River Citrus League requests anyone who has fruit of any variety with canker lesions on it to contact the Leagues’ office at the contact information below. This fruit will be utilized in conjunction with Dr. Tim Gottwald’s (USDA/ARS) packinghouse test on fruit with canker lesions. Please contact the League’s office if you have any information on the availability of such fruit.

Indian River Citrus League P. O. Box 690007 Vero Beach, FL 32969 772-562-2728 Fax 772-562-2577

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