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New US technology can help citrus farmers fight greening disease

Hope is on the way for citrus farmers losing crops and cash because of citrus greening. Greening disease infects citrus plants with a bacteria that slows the flow of nutrients and destroys the tree's ability to mature.

That's where this new nanotechnology comes in. It's called Aqua-Yield. It's a Utah-based company that originally created liquid fertilizer for sod. But starting in 2015, it licenses TriYield to distribute it to citrus growers in Florida. It's there that it has seen some success.

“This is really the first year we have seen massive results. And we have seen massive results. We are harvesting double, this season what we did last year.” Justin Sorrells, an Arcadia Citrus Grower, told nbc-2.com.

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