China Conference A Good Prelude for Citrus HLB Conf in Orlando

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, International

Dr. Harold Browning, UF-CRECAs the worldwide citrus community gears up for next week’s big global gathering of scientists involved in Huanglongbing (HLB) research, the citrus tree disease also known to many as “citrus greening”, many of the same researchers are recently back from a huge global citrus research conference in China that focused on the entire scope of citrus studies going on around the world. In this report, Dr Harold Browning, Director of University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center at Lake Alfred, reviews some of what was learned in China that may help Florida growers, and discusses the importance of scientific gatherings to keep global research heading in the right direction.