Tag: Citrus Research and Education Center

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

Could an 8 million-year-old gene help the citrus industry? UF researchers think so

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After 100 years of assertions about the roots of citrus, a global group of scientists – including a University of Florida professor – has traced the evolutionary history of Florida’s signature crop up to 8… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic… Read More

UF/IFAS, Tropicana test promising new citrus varieties for greening tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grafted orange trees showcased at the 100th anniversary of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center may give the state’s citrus growers new reason to hope the industry can cope with the citrus greening crisis, UF/IFAS researchers… Read More

UF study: Screen houses may help prevent grapefruit greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grapefruit grows better under screen houses than in unprotected groves because the indoor facilities keep out the insect that causes citrus greening, new University of Florida research shows. Protecting citrus from greening is essential, UF/IFAS… Read More

At 100th anniversary, CREC director touts progress toward disease-resistant varieties

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As more than 500 people gathered Wednesday at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center to celebrate the facility’s 100-year anniversary, they commemorated many longstanding partnerships between UF/IFAS and citrus growers. They also learned about… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates partnership as it commemorates century of CREC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether they’ve faced problems with pests, pathogens, soils, water or natural disasters, growers have turned to scientists at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center for answers for the past 100 years. Scientists at the… Read More

See science in action as UF/IFAS celebrates 100 years of Citrus REC

 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and limes. Most people think of these as signature plants of Florida, but scientists have traced their origins back millions of years and across continental land masses, said Fred Gmitter, a UF/IFAS… Read More