Tag: Citrus

Citrus Research and Development Foundation accepting applications for COO

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Citrus Research and Development Foundation has launched a search for its next chief operating officer. Located at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Center in Lake Alfred, Florida, the CRDF is a direct support organization… Read More

A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug.  Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have  leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye.  The leaf-footed… Read More

Rediscovering Florida’s Rich Agricultural Heritage

Sometimes it’s nice to take a minute away from the garden and remember our agricultural heritage here in Seminole County. Master Gardener Kevin Jardaneh (jardaneh@knights.ucf.edu) did just that this week with a wonderful article on the Citrus industry… Read More

Beneficial Insects Available to Homeowners to Fight Citrus Greening

Beneficial Insects Now Available to Palm Beach County Homeowners from Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Citrus greening is a bacterial disease of citrus. Citrus greening disease can affect all citrus cultivars and causes tree decline. The… Read More

A glass of OJ may soon come from citrus-greening tolerant fruit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some people like to wake up and drink a glass of fresh Florida orange juice. With the greening disease ravaging Florida’s citrus industry, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want to… Read More