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October 26, 2015

Agriculture Specialists Discover Leafhoppers While Conducting Inspections

leafhopper.jpgU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at Port Everglades intercepted a “Leafhopper” bug within a shipment of Persian limes from Guatemala. The USDA confirmed this interception was a first time finding at Port Everglades. Leafhoppers are threats to crop plants. They rob plants of vital nutrients and transmit viruses, bacteria and other infectious pathogens from plant to plant.

From the U.S. CBP :

“CBP agriculture specialists are the first line of defense in protecting the U.S. against agricultural threats,” said Port Everglades Port Director Jorge Roig. “Our CBP agriculture specialists are highly trained and experienced in biological sciences and we are very proud of them for intercepting this dangerous pest."

For more information on the Leafhopper interception please read the Original Article.

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