Keeping lemons safe

Israeli invention thwarts fungi from devastating and drying out lemon groves.

Fans of lemonade, lemon pie and lemon cakes can breathe a sigh of relief. An Israeli grower from a moshav farming community in the south of the country has developed a successful solution to prevent deadly fungi from killing lemon groves.

Lemon farmers from around the world are constantly on guard against the malesco disease, a fungus which attacks and dries out the tree. The fungus, which spreads from the roots to the branches, is very infectious and moves from tree to tree, until the entire grove is wiped out.

NUFAR Natural Products, a Galilee-based company that creates alternative health products, has announced that it will market the new preventative solution.

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About Viva Sarah Press

Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.
  • Pete Simonson

    It would be good if your story actually gave some information beyond the headline.