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UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

Published: Jun 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long process to bring a treatment to market.

Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

Published: Apr 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers better care for trees while scientists work to find a cure.

UF/IFAS scientist’s work with Brazilian citrus greening genome could aid Florida industry

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of the various strains is critical to finding a cure.

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Published: Sep 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner, it won’t be long before Florida-grown strawberries appear in grocery aisles.