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(Plant Pathology) a disease affecting citrus trees
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(trɪˈsteɪ zə)

a viral disease of citrus trees resulting in wilting and root destruction.
[1900–05; < American Spanish: literally, sadness < Latin trīstitia]
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'We need to conduct the palatability test to prove to the public that the 177,000 bags of rice that were fumigated is safe and healthy for human beings (to eat),' Henry Tristeza, director of NFA Bicol, said.
Citrus is an important commercial crop around the globe including Pakistan that is being attacked by various pathogens including Citrus tristeza virus (CTV).
NFA Regional Director Henry Tristeza said the allocation will be coming from the 250,000 MT of rice purchased through government-to-government scheme.
NFA regional director Henry Tristeza said there is now a 'very limited' supply of rice, prompting the local NFA office to stop replenishing the supply of its some 5,000 accredited retailers and reserve the remaining rice stocks to government relief agencies and local government units.