Tag: Fred Gmitter

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

UF releases first citrus cultivar; Sugar Belle packs a tasty punch

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sugar Belle — a bold mandarin orange hybrid that ripens in time for the winter holiday market — will be the first University of Florida-created citrus variety intended for commercial production. The mandarin hybrid-a mix… Read More