Tagged citrus research

inspecting citrus greening leaves
Insect & Disease Update
May 3, 2017
Big Bucks Booster for Citrus Research in Spending Bill
Funding would be used to fight HLB and explore methods for a cure. Read More
A.H. Whitmore Farm in Leesburg, FL, as seen from Google Earth
Varieties & Rootstocks
March 16, 2017
Experimental Citrus Groves Disappearing in Florida
Challenges to growth expand as vital research is in dire need of a home. Read More
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center sign
February 2, 2017
University of Florida Celebrating a Century of Citrus Research
Cheers all around for UF/IFAS' CREC, the largest facility in the world devoted to a single commodity. Read More
New UF/IFAS scientist Liliana Cano
Insect & Disease Update
April 4, 2016
Scientist Set To Join Fray Of Florida’s Citrus Fight
Newly hired UF/IFAS plant pathologist to focus on genome analyses of the most important pathogens affecting the Sunshine State’s signature crop. Read More
FL Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill
March 16, 2016
Citrus-Related Programs Survive Florida’s 2016-2017 Budget Ax
More than $20 million worth of appropriations and incentives avoid veto stamp, get approved by state legislature. Read More
hand holding sliced citrus
Insect & Disease Update
October 18, 2015
Citrus Research And Development Foundation Stepping Up For An Industry In Need
Florida Citrus Mutual's Mike Sparks appreciative of organization's drive to keep the state's signature crop alive. Read More
Michael Rogers testifies before congress about HLB
Insect & Disease Update
August 13, 2015
Citrus Greening Fight Goes To Washington
New Citrus Research and Education Center director informs Congress of the dire threat presented by HLB. Read More
June 16, 2014
USDA: New Farm Bill Funds Available For Citrus Greening Fight
$31.5 million being allocated to test various ways to thwart disease throttling the U.S. citrus industry. Read More
April 28, 2014
NBC Nightly News Puts Citrus Greening In Primetime Spotlight
Report gives general public details about how HLB is putting a stranglehold on the Sunshine State’s signature crop. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
December 19, 2012
Scientists Hone In On Medication-Safe Grapefruit
According to Fred Gmitter, a University of Florida citrus breeder, the quest to develop a grapefruit hybrid that will not Read More
The Latest
May 26, 2017
Jury Sides with University in Strawberry…
Decision says former breeders infringed on UC patents to develop material for corporate breeding firm. Read More
May 25, 2017
Stolen Hives Recovered in Nearly $1M Hei…
Man likely stole hives from across the state of California in the last three years. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Plight of Trade Policy Grounding Many U.…
Much-needed investments in labor-saving technology could be key to long-term survival. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Florida Farm Winning Case for Medicinal …
Judge rules in favor of 3 Boys Farm in the quest to expand its crop/business portfolio. Read More
May 25, 2017
Are We Overstating the World’s Ove…
If growers can’t achieve a fair return on investment and stay in business, it won’t matter what the population is in 2050. We all will be trouble. Read More
May 24, 2017
Falcons Scare off Other Birds at Duncan …
It collaborates with a firm that uses trained falcons to intimidate and scare off nuisance birds such as the horned larks and pigeons that frequent the area. Read More
May 24, 2017
Organic Growers in Turmoil (Opinion)
Although consumers are demanding, and getting more organic produce options, growers are grappling with fundamental questions. Read More
Sweet Corn
May 24, 2017
Stay on Your A Game to Conquer Corn Leaf…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
May 23, 2017
Search is on For Next Crop of Florida Ag…
Nomination period now open for longtime industry honor. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 23, 2017
Grower Shares Personal Impact of Labor S…
USApple leader Phil Glaize of Virginia stresses need for reform with current labor regulations, programs at Congressional briefing on agriculture labor crisis. Read More
Stone Fruit
May 23, 2017
Northeast Peach Crop Rebounds
After a mild winter and relatively uneventful bloom time, the crop is setting up nicely for the region. Read More
May 23, 2017
Researchers Examining Potential for Long…
Team at Penn State University using low and high tunnels and plastic coverings to extend raspberry and strawberry seasons. Read More
May 23, 2017
Webinar Series Highlights New Research o…
National Pollinator Week webinar showcases research to improve honeybee colony health by 2020. Read More
May 23, 2017
California Lemon Growers Sue USDA
Lemon industry files suit against rule allowing importation of Argentine lemons. Read More
May 23, 2017
Insects (Bad and Good) Make for Interest…
Disease-fighting bees and the deadly citrus psyllid were at the center of two recent, research-fueled out-of-office adventures. Read More
Crop Protection
May 23, 2017
Valent Grants Organic Farming Scholarshi…
University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine student receives $1,500 toward the development of training materials. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
May 23, 2017
In Quest for Low-Seeded Citrus, It Takes…
Momentum for viable mandarin hybrids for Florida reaching a peak in the land down under. Read More
GenNext Growers
May 22, 2017
How to Make Dollars and Sense of Today&#…
Despite current challenges impacting the future of the North American fruit and vegetable industry, there are opportunities to be had. Read More