citrus canker

noun

Definition of citrus canker

: a destructive disease of citrus caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas axonopodis citri synonym X. campestris citri) that produces lesions on the leaves, twigs, and fruits

Examples of citrus canker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family had to get rid of their orange trees more than a decade ago because of citrus canker, a disease that can eventually stop trees from growing fruits. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Nov. 2021 In the fight against diseases, the university is using gene editing techniques to develop grapefruit plants resistant to citrus canker. orlandosentinel.com, 20 Oct. 2021 The Florida Department of Agriculture had an ambitious program to counter citrus canker, an infectious disease that was damaging one of the most important industries in the state. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Topics include new research on citrus canker in satsuma cultivars and post-disaster options for growers who experienced losses in the 2020 hurricane season. NOLA.com, 7 Feb. 2021 After all, canines have already demonstrated the ability to sniff out plant diseases, including citrus canker and plum pox virus, which infects peach, plum, and cherry trees. Duncan Strauss, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Jan. 2020 Phillip and Beazley have found mango weevil, pink hibiscus mealybug and citrus canker. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2019 For more than a dozen years, Florida's citrus industry has been battling two devastating diseases, citrus greening and citrus canker, that have drastically cut fruit production. Mike Schneider, orlandosentinel.com, 15 Aug. 2019 Gusts from the slow-moving hurricane spread the bacterial disease citrus canker and the fungal disease citrus black spot, McLean said. Susan Jacobson, OrlandoSentinel.com, 21 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of citrus canker

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Citrus canker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citrus%20canker. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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