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Citrus greening bacterium changes the behavior of bugs to promote its own spread

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The disease that threatens to destroy Florida’s $10.7 billion citrus industry appears to have its own mechanism to promote its spread, making it harder to control.  A recent study by five University of Florida… Read More

Citrus greening research gets $1 million in state budget funding

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $1 million University of Florida research project to fight citrus greening got the green light in the state’s budget. Nian Wang, a researcher with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is working with… Read More

UF researchers develop effective, inexpensive citrus greening detector

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use sensor that can quickly… Read More

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from The Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a… Read More

Who’s fooling who? Species communicate, ‘eavesdrop’ and play tricks near infected trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four species communicate with and sometimes trick each other around a scent produced by greening-infected citrus trees, a new University of Florida study finds. Communication between species is common but almost always is described between… Read More

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

Click above for video about citrus breeding and citrus greening research. Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have some encouraging results in the battle against citrus greening. They have identified… Read More