Tag: Citrus

Professors emeriti continue their dedication to Florida’s citrus industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida research faculty and Extension agents may retire, but they’re still in the game. Look no farther than the UF Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. From working on ways to… Read More

Rogers named interim head of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida today named Michael Rogers interim director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. The CREC is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rogers has a doctorate… Read More

Longtime citrus scientist Jackie Burns named new dean for UF/IFAS research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today named Jackie Burns, the current director of UF’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, as its new dean for research for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF/IFAS researchers use steam to treat citrus greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida. Reza Ehsani and his UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… 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

Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers… Read More