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Citrus Quarantine in Hacienda Heights and Surrounding Areas for Huanglongbing Disease

Citrus Greening changes leaves coloration - Credit: usda.gov (#D2259-1) Photo by Tim Gottwald PD

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that a 93 square acre of land has been quarantined in Hacienda Heights because of a citrus disease, huanglongbing, was identified. The citrus disease is also called citrus greening or yellow dragon disease. The USDA said that this is a serious disease for citrus. The psyllid insects are known to spread the disease to the citrus. The bacteria itself is safe for humans.

The CDFA said that the area involved is centered on the Pomona Freeway (HWY 60) and Hacienda Blvd. The area extends into Orange County into the northern part of Baldwin Park and West Covina. On the west is South El Monte and Whittier, and to the east is the city of Walnut and Rowland Heights. There is a much larger area for quarantine that is already in place.

Bee Colony Collapse could be related to Pesticide Usage

bee - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is suggesting the cause of the honeybee colonies dying off since 2006 is related to imidacloprid, which is an extensively used pesticide. The study will be printed in the June issue of the Bulletin of Insectology.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a puzzle for scientists as to what is causing the decline of honeybees. Scientists estimate that between 30% and 90% of honeybee colonies have collapsed since 2006.

The authors, led by Alex Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of Environmental Health, along with his colleagues, hypothesized that the CCD was increasing at the same time that imidacloprid was introduced in the beginning of the 1990’s.

Recall announced for Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers for Repair

Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmer Recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers because of a fire hazard. The company is offering a free repair to fix the problem.

Around 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers are involved in the recall. The problem is that a rubber spacer around the fuel lines in the fuel tank could leak causing a possible fire. Husqvarna received seven reports of the fuel leaking, and no injuries were reported.

The grass and hedge trimmers were sold nationwide at Lowes, Sears, and Husqvarna dealers for around $150 to $320. They were sold to consumers between May 2011 and January 2012.

Kawasaki MULE Utility Vehicle Recall announced for Fuel Hose Repair

Kawasaki MULE 610 utility cart - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Kawasaki MULE 600 and 610 model utility carts because there is a danger of the vehicle catching on fire. The problem is that a fuel tube could rub on the air cleaner housing and develop a hole. This hole could leak fuel and cause a fire. No reports of injury or product damage has been reported to the company.

There are around 3,900 utility carts involved in the recall and were sold at Kawasaki dealerships between June 2011 to February 2012 for between $6,700 and $8,200. The 2012 model year of the Kawasaki MULE 600 (KAF400BCF), MULE 610 4x4 (KAF400ACF), and the MULE 610 4x4 XC (KAF400DCF or KAF400ECF) have the problem that needs to be inspected and repaired. The utility carts come in green, red, black, and camouflage.

Recall of Cub Cadet, MTD Gold, and Troy-Bilt Lawn Tractors announced for Transaxle Repair

Lawn tractor recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of certain Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors because the hydrostatic transaxle could fail. This could cause the brakes to stop working and could cause the tractor to crash. Consumers who have the recalled lawn tractors should stop using them until they can get the necessary repair from an authorized dealer.

There are around 2,700 lawn tractors involved in this recall. The lawn tractors were sold nationwide between January 2011 and January 2012 at a retail price around $1,900 to $2,800. The Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt that have the Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. The Cub Cadet and the Troy-Bilt models have a date of manufacturing between December 2010 through March 2011. The date the units were manufactured are listed underneath the seat on a label. On the MTD Gold models involved in the recall have serial numbers that begin with 1L15 or 1L16.

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