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UF/IFAS scientist’s work with Brazilian citrus greening genome could aid Florida industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of… 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…. Read More

UF/IFAS announces $1.5 million Tropicana gift for citrus faculty post focused on innovation

Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. –– Tropicana Products Inc., a division of PepsiCo Inc., has pledged $1.5 million to endow a professorship specializing in innovative citrus research to strengthen the Florida citrus industry, the nation’s largest,… Read More

UF/IFAS creates math-based model to show how citrus greening spreads within tree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have created a mathematical model that shows how citrus greening is transmitted within an infected tree – an important step toward helping scientists understand the devastating disease. The… Read More

Jacqueline Burns to direct UF/IFAS’ Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jacqueline Burns, director of the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center, now has another hat to wear – she’s been named… Read More

UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers. The compound boosts crops’ resistance… Read More

Citrus greening bacterium may “ring the dinner bell” to attract insect

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. The bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers… Read More