|Scientists find more about deadly citrus greening|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ST. PETERSBURG — When a citrus tree is infected by the deadly greening disease, it emits a particular smell.
That distinct smell could one day unlock the mysteries of the disease, which is threatening Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.
The smell appears to attract a parasite that spreads the dangerous citrus greening that is infecting trees.
But the same smell also attracts the natural enemy of the pathogen, a wasp that could potentially be the savior of Florida trees.
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