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Citrus Disease Still Harms Industry Despite New Findings


New procedures are being implemented to combat greening, a serious citrus disease that affects crops worldwide. The disease is particularly detrimental in Florida, as the state’s citrus industry has an estimated worth $10.9 billion, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ website. According to Tom …

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Airboat Ride Turns Into a History Lesson for UF President

President Fuchs snaps a photo of a rosette spoonbill as it flies over Snake Island, a nesting ground for thousands of birds near Cedar Key (Nina Cusmano/WUFT News).

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs spent his Sunday riding around Cedar Key in an airboat for the first time, visiting a Native American burial ground, climbing a lighthouse and exploring the area’s clam farms. The president’s daylong visit was another testament to his interest in the university’s ventures across all disciplines, said …

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