Tag: Greening

‘CUPS’ Protects Citrus From Greening, Storms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A system designed to protect citrus trees from the deadly greening disease withstood the ravaging winds of Hurricane Irma last year, University of Florida scientists say. With reinforcements installed after the storm, they’ll likely withstand… Read More

UF/IFAS launches new podcast for citrus producers

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Southeast AgNet are partnering to provide the latest news on citrus-related research in a monthly podcast. The podcast, “All in for… 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 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

Microbiologist at UF/IFAS Citrus REC works toward a successful greening treatment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the same year the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center celebrates its 100th anniversary, Nian Wang believes he may be close to finding the “off switch” for greening, the disease devastating Florida’s… Read More

UF/IFAS Citrus REC starts centennial celebration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly a century ago, a group of Polk County citrus growers raised about $14,000 to buy land for a research station. Now, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate the… Read More

Florida citrus growers: 80 percent of trees infected by greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the deadly greening disease, which is making a huge dent in the state’s $10.7… 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

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 the various strains… 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 say. This finding… Read More