The Fight against HLB

Josh McGill General

20150519_150118We spoke with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, to get the latest news on the progress with the HLB disease.“The promising leads continue to be in the area of antimicrobials, there continues to be an expansion of new varieties, particularly the GMO variety that holds promise, but time will tell and thermal therapy,” Putnam said. “At this point it’s not really a matter of enough money going into research it’s a matter of finding that answer. Our legislators and our congressional delegation have been very generous in supporting the research program, but nobody has supported the research program more than the growers themselves.”

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