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By Nickelle Smith on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm
A House subcommittee will provide funding to the $9 billion industry to research citrus greening, a disease that affects citrus trees in Florida.
By Kéran Billaud on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 10:01 am
UF is one of the latest places to be hit by citrus greening in Florida. The disease has already cost Florida’s economy more than $3.6 billion and 6,600 jobs, according to a 2012 study by researchers from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
By Kéran Billaud on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Citrus greening reached the University of Florida campus this week. Close to 150 citrus trees may be removed from campus in order to prevent further spreading of the highly contagious disease that stops nutrient flow in the trees.
By Ricki Albritton on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm
A USDA report indicated Florida orange production dropped 1 percent this month. Researchers and growers have pointed to citrus greening as the prime culprit.
By Dana Edwards on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am
Farmers could lose up to 20 percent of their citrus crop due to overproduction.
By Larissa Scott on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am
A drop in Florida citrus crops could potentially increase prices for consumers. UF, the USDA and citrus growers have been investing time and money to come up with “aggressive” research methods to fight Greening and citrus canker.
By Ben Bornstein and Chris Alcantara on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:20 am
New citrus production projections released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday are predicting price decreases this growing season. The department’s projections estimate that Florida citrus growers will produce 154 million boxes of oranges, 20.3 million boxes of grapefruit, 4.4 [...]
By Blake Alderman on January 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am
A disease sweeping the state of Florida could cause citrus farmers billions in years to come. As of now there have been an estimated 3.63 billion dollars lost and more than 6500 jobs. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says it [...]