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‘CUPS’ Protects Citrus From Greening, Storms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A system designed to protect citrus trees from the deadly greening disease withstood the ravaging winds of Hurricane Irma last year, University of Florida scientists say. With reinforcements installed after the storm, they’ll likely withstand even more dangerous storms. Using Citrus Under Protective Screening, or “CUPS,” growers can keep the Asian citrus psyllid away from their trees, said Arnold Schumann, a

Course on Beneficial Fungi Popular Among Many, Especially Organic farmers

WHO: Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. WHAT: UF/IFAS teaches a course called “Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations,” a class that’s particularly popular with organic farmers. Course participants learn how to use the power of these beneficial fungi. Professor Andy Ogram and senior biological scientist Abid Al Agely -- both in the

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic editing that may produce potentially resistant fruit and trees. Since greening – or huanglongbing (HLB) -- was first reported in Florida in 2005, Florida’s citrus production

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