Root Biologist Joins UF Fight Against Citrus Greening

Dan Citrus, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

An inventive fruit tree researcher has joined the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center. Lorenzo Rossi is the center’s first-ever root biology professor and will support the university’s statewide Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ commitment to restore Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. “Healthy roots are essential for a healthy plant. Dr. Rossi’s root biology research will …


Solutions to Citrus Greening Top 10 2017 UF/IFAS Stories

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

From lobsters to oranges, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences embraced stories of resilience and change during 2017. The top 10 stories for UF/IFAS during 2017 include finding ways to manage a disease that is crippling the citrus industry to helping lobstermen find damaged traps after Hurricane Irma to researchers discovering a new ant species in …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Citrus Greening

Dan Citrus, FL Commissioner Report

    On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about Citrus Greening, a disease that is impacting Florida’s signature crop – citrus.     You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Discover more by visiting


$21.8 Million to Combat Citrus Disease

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $21.8 million in available funding to combat and manage citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB)Huanglongbing (HLB), which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE), …