Protects U.S. farmers, consumes: System prevents pests from leaving port

Omahen, Sharon
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article provides information about an imaging system that has been installed at the Port of Cortez in Honduras to prevent plant diseases and insects from leaving Honduras. The imaging system that is known as Distance Diagnostics Through Digital Imaging, has been installed by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county agents. According to Marco Fonseca, a horticulturist, the system will benefit U.S. farmers and consumers. Plant insects will not be able to enter the U.S., and Americans will get fresher imported fruits and vegetables.


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