Tag: Fred Gmitter

UF/IFAS Event Combines Latest Citrus Varieties with New Breeding Research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citrus growers can see if they want to grow the latest varieties from UF/IFAS breeders — and then learn more about commercializing crops – all on Dec. 4 at the University of Florida Institute of… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Suggest Varieties for Irma-Damaged Citrus Replanting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As growers decide how to use USDA funding to recover from damages caused by Hurricane Irma – and as they cope with the lingering impact of citrus greening — University of Florida researchers are suggesting… Read More

Partnerships are key to UF/IFAS plant-breeding success

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida citrus breeder Fred Gmitter recalls meeting Vero Beach grower Tom Hammond about 20 years ago, when Gmitter needed a place to grow hybrid citrus. Gmitter knew most growers wouldn’t experiment with “raw… 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

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

UF-developed mandarin shows increased tolerance to greening

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a… 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