Saving an industry after a threat to local peaches

July 02, 2004

When plum pox infected peaches were found in Adams County in 1999, Penn State plant pathologists swung into action. The greatest concern was that the virus would spread across the United States, crippling an industry worth some $1.8 billion. Penn State experts teamed up with the USDA, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and Adams County farmers to save the industry from the threatening virus.
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