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Updated: 09/14/2014 08:20:45PM

Simmons: There’s no quick and easy fix

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Oranges ripen in a grove in Plant City.

By LAURA RUANE

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The citrus greening disease that kills trees but first slashes fruit yields hasn’t been conquered. Neither has canker and a host of other pests and diseases.

Still, commercial citrus growers and people in related fields aren’t giving up on a $9-billion-a-year Florida industry that supports an estimated 76,000 jobs.

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