Home / Tag Archives: citrus greening

Tag Archives: citrus greening

Lawmakers Poised To Pass Marijuana Compromise

Medical Marijuana

House and Senate leaders might be divided on issues that forced them to return to the Capitol this week, but they’re in agreement about pot. Legislation to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana is on the fast track, after Gov. Rick Scott added the issue to …

Read More »

Citrus Decline Continues In Florida

Citrus production continues to plummet in Florida, as the first forecast for the 2016-2017 growing season indicates a 14 percent drop in the state’s orange crop. The forecast Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that Florida growers will harvest enough oranges to fill 70 million 90-pound boxes in the coming …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Florida’s Orange Crop Drops 16 Percent

Florida's citrus season will produce enough oranges to fill 81.5 million 90-pound boxes this year, down nearly 16 percent from the prior season. A major cause for the decrease in oranges has been citrus greening, a disease that is deadly to the crop.

Read More »