The bacteria causes lesions on the leaves, stems and fruit of infected trees. The lesions tend to be raised and brown in appearance with a yellow halo, according to the USDA. Older lesions can have a “corky” appearance.
“Citrus canker is not harmful to humans, pets, or other animals but it is another disease our growers need to be on the lookout for,” state Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black said in a news release. “We want our citrus growers to be aware, so their produce (retains) marketability as fresh fruit.”