HLB Conference Kicks Off – Bayer CropScience Sponsors Cov’ge

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, General, International

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With the theme “Reaching Beyond Boundaries” the International Research Conference on Huanglongbing (HLB) is kicking off this morning here at the Carribe Royale Resort in Orlando. Nearly 400 researchers and citrus industry leaders from 26 countries are on hand for opening remarks from Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks. Nearly 400 on hand to kick off HLB Conference in OrlandoFlorida Citrus Mutual, as primary host for the event, was charged with raising funds to do just that. Organizers hope to bring down all barriers including political, geographical, institutional and ‘mental’ preconceptions to advance research efforts focused on the citrus disease known to most here in Florida simply as the dreaded “citrus greening disease”. We appreciate Bayer CropScience for sponsoring our coverage, to include more newsposts from the conference this week but more importantly we’ll have numerous follow up features in days and weeks ahead. Stay Tuned.