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  • California: Rain Brings Good Spirits and Root Rot Fears

    CALIFORNIA — So far this year, Mother Nature has been relentless. Storms across California have dropped record amounts of precipitation on many tree nut, citrus and stone fruit acres. And because California soils are naturally infested with various species of Phytophthora, which thrive in these conditions, we’re looking at a high-risk Phytophthora season for tree nuts, citrus and stone fruit. Here are 5 situations where Phytophthora infection is most likely to occur, and the factors that make…

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