News tagged with citrus industry

UF creates trees with enhanced resistance to greening

After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Ecology
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Area-wide management a must for Asian citrus psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states, including Florida. It's been estimated ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Feds joins battle on citrus disease

The federal government is waging war against citrus greening disease, which threatens to devastate Florida's orange crop and could affect the entire nation.

dateDec 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Asian bacteria threatens Florida oranges

Citrus production in Florida, the world's second largest orange juice supplier after Brazil, is being threatened by bacteria from Asia that has got scientists racing for a remedy.

dateOct 01, 2013 in Ecology
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