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As organic food sales soar, growers look to essential oils to suppress pests, diseases

Organic food sales topped $50 billion in the United States in 2018. Statistics from the Organic Trade Association tell part of the story of this growing market: Fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops combined to make up 36.3%… Read More

Blue light discourages molds that spoil citrus fruit, UF researcher says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One species of Penicillium fungus gave humanity the miracle drug penicillin; some of its cousins give the citrus industry headaches. Commonly known as green mold and blue mold, respectively, the fungi Penicillium digitatum and Penicillium… Read More