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Blight epidemic spreading

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By Shaina Stockton, Staff

Over the past two years, a fungus that infects and deteriorates boxwood plants has rapidly spread to different localities in the state of Virginia.
Although previous attempts to eradicate the boxwood blight from spreading to other plants have failed, experts are still attempting to curb the epidemic and are encouraging members of the community to help.
On Nov. 7, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services [VDACS], along with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, held a meeting at the Virginia Department of Forestry office in Galax.


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