Citrus black spot, a disease that was found initially in a grove in the Immokalee area of Collier County earlier in March, has been found in a grove 14 miles away.


That brings a total of 10 groves in whcih the fungal disease has been found.


As its name implies, the disease causes black spots on fruit, rendering them unmarketable. In severe cases, it can cause premature fruit drop.


It is controlled with many of the same products that control citrus canker.


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For more information on the disease, download the University of Florida EDIS publication.