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OVER 1 TON OF RISKY TANGERINES LIQUIDATED AGRICULTURE MINISTRY

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During the phytosanitary control, the capital state plant quarantine inspector revealed a large consignment of tangerines from Georgia infected with Comstock’s mealybug, Strategy2050.kz reports.

To prevent the spread of the quarantine pest, the inspector seized 1 210 kg of infected tangerines. Dangerous fruits were burned on the territory of the ecological polygon.

In addition, an administrative case was instituted on the fact and a court decision imposed a fine of 53,025 tenge.

Dangerous Comstock’s mealybug damages vegetable and fruit crops, mulberries, garden, forest and ornamental plants. Worm colonies cause plants to dry out.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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