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A plan to remove plagued citrus trees from the University of Florida is temporarily halted after a committee in charge bypassed university approval. Six to eight of the infected citrus trees have already been removed by UF’s Physical Plant Division.
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.
The use of mechanical harvesting for citrus in Florida declined by about 74 percent in recent seasons, but University of Florida Prof. Bob Ebel said this type of harvesting will grow in the future.