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  Florida Citrus
From: "Bamboo Chik" bamboochik at earthlink.net> on 2005.02.16 at 12:28:21(12701)
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Lord Acton, 1887

> [Original Message]

From: Johnbalva at aol.com on 2005.02.17 at 13:10:59(12709)
Wait a minute! I'm no fan of government powers but things don't operate
quite as depicted in
that E-mail. First, the state constitution gives the Department of
Agriculture and its agents the right of trespass and when denied access an
official warrant is served. Compensation is awarded ($100 for 1st tree or
replacement with some plant other than citrus). Because there is no way to prove
a negative all trees within a proscribed area are considered suspect and for the
safety of other citrus are removed. I know of no instances of any state worker
being involved in any physical altercations with property owners and there are
laws to remedy abuse of this nature. One essential roll of government is to
protect the health of its citizens and threats to economic structures.
Citrus canker is a real threat to Florida's second largest industry and the
state is responding in a sensible and legal manner.
From: "Tropicals" Tropicals at SolutionsAnalysis.net> on 2005.02.17 at 17:44:08(12712)
We concur.
Unfortunately, both the Asian scale and citrus canker have invaded central Florida; it remains far worse in south Florida as we understand from our inspector.
We’ve not heard of the physical abuse but see on the news regularly that
another neighborhood has been notified and they are scheduling removal with
residents. That does not mean it does not happen; we’ve just not heard of
it until reading in Aroid-l.

You can, with
persistent usage of Volk oil or bifenthrin (Talstar) will treat the cycads;
there is no apparent ‘treatment’ other than removal for the tress
with citrus canker…Christian

AlterNative Solutions Team

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