Florida turns to drones, dogs in race to save the guacamole

Julian Mendel inspects damage from the ambrosia beetle on a dying avocado tree trunk. (Tamara Lush / AP)

Researchers are doing battle with a deadly fungus that is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida’s avocado crop.

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