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Top 5 -last week
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TexaSweet Citrus marketing starts 2013-2014 citrus season with new mission, focus
For the 2013-2014 season, TexaSweet has been charged with educating Rio Grande Valley residents about the threat of Citrus greening disease and its implications on the future of the beloved Texas Citrus crop. The Texas Citrus industry contributes approximately $200 million to the region's economy and a significant number of jobs.
Recently, the Texas Department of Agriculture enacted a 5-mile radius quarantine surrounding the detection of a tree testing positive for citrus greening disease in Mission, Texas. This is now the second quarantine in South Texas. A quarantine map and additional information from TDA can be found by clicking here.
TexaSweet's marketing program for Citrus greening will include a variety of outreach avenues to Valley residents, nurseries, small growers and local media. A unique and gripping message has been carefully constructed to grab the public's attention and provide a call for action. TexaSweet has designed new materials to assist in their outreach efforts which include: all-region and quarantine specific direct mail postcards, informative flyers and brochures and unique door hangers. All materials feature the Citrus greening message in both English and Spanish, making sure to reach all Valley residents. Website banner ads have been designed for use on both Google and Facebook. In addition, media alerts to be used on local radio and television stations have been developed.
TexaSweet is working to engage Valley residents and educate them about the very important role they have to play in this battle. "Every citrus tree owner in the RGV needs to be aware of this disease, educated on the symptoms, and informed on how to report suspect trees," stated Eleisha Ensign, TexaSweet's Executive Director. "Valley citrus is vital to our economy and heritage. The industry is doing everything that it can to slow the spread of this disease, and our goal is to educate and mobilize residents to help in this fight against citrus greening. We accept this challenge given by the industry and are diligently working to help save our citrus trees."
For more information:
TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.
Tel: +1 956.580.8004
Mobile: +1 956.342.9942
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Other news in this sector:
- 2022-07-01 South African power grid under immense strain as cold stores prepare for new EU orange protocol
- 2022-07-01 USDA proposed changes to Florida Citrus Marketing Order
- 2022-07-01 The European Commission will meet in October with the Valencian Citrus Forum to address the sector's problems
- 2022-07-01 "The expected demand for lemons in the Far East market did not materialize"
- 2022-07-01 Morocco saw record citrus production in MY 2021/22
- 2022-06-30 APHIS expands and establishes Citrus Greening quarantine areas in California
- 2022-06-30 Consumers fear Taipā mandarins are going to waste
- 2022-06-29 Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program releases annual report for FY2020-2021
- 2022-06-29 Argentina will harvest almost 2 million tons of lemons this season
- 2022-06-29 “It was a really bad citrus campaign”
- 2022-06-29 Nicaraguan plantation has potential yield of up to 150,000 native limes a week
- 2022-06-29 Deadly golden dodder weed threatens citrus in Teso, Uganda
- 2022-06-29 Citrus Forum brought together more than 1,450 professionals from the sector and became an international reference for the sector
- 2022-06-28 Early mandarins picked and listed, and the market has a good start
- 2022-06-28 Revised estimates for fresh lemon production up by 15 percent
- 2022-06-27 South Africa set for record citrus exports of 2.7 million tons in MY2021/22
- 2022-06-27 The transporters' strike in Argentina could cause millions of losses in Tucuman and Corrientes' lemon harvest
- 2022-06-27 "Political pressure trumps scientific facts in new EU rule on cold treatment of South African oranges"
- 2022-06-27 South African citrus: "The Russian market turned out to be actually very good"
- 2022-06-24 Differing expectations of start date of new cold treatment for Southern African oranges