If you have a lemon or tangerine tree in your yard and the quality of the fruit has declined, you could be endangering a burgeoning crop in Georgia.

The 1,000 acres of commercially grown citrus in 100 groves in Georgia has, thus far, escaped citrus greening, a crop that has devastated portions of the industry in Florida, said Lindy Savelle, president of Georgia Grown Citrus, a fledgling association of growers. Savelle was a relatively new exhibitor Monday at the Georgia Farm Bureau’s 82nd annual convention on Jekyll Island.

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