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Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3
Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial […]
Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his […]
In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched the Florida Apiary/Citrus Industry Link to help track beehive locations.
A House subcommittee will provide funding to the $9 billion industry to research citrus greening, a disease that affects citrus trees in Florida.
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.
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.
A USDA report indicated Florida orange production dropped 1 percent this month. Researchers and growers have pointed to citrus greening as the prime culprit.
Farmers could lose up to 20 percent of their citrus crop due to overproduction.