Citrus Research Funding Critical to Continued HLB Focus

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, International

FL Citrus Mutual CEO Mike SparksIn this report from the International Research Conference on Huanglongbing (HLB) in Orlando, FL, more comments from the conference host, Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks, who remains upbeat about the scientific collaboration that could help lead to answers for ‘citrus greening”. A brewing concern among many Florida growers, however, is that so far they are putting up the lion’s share of the research funding. Much of it is coming from funds otherwise earmarked for advertising and marketing.
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