Drs. Manjul Dutt and Jude Grosser of the UF Citrus Research and Education Center will be featured in an upcoming documentary film on transgenic crop solutions.
Dutt and Grosser are being filmed for their work developing solutions to citrus greening through genetic crop improvement. In the photo below, they are demonstrating early flowering citrus that would speed breeding efforts.
Dr. Kevin Folta, chairman of the UF Horticultural Sciences department, said he believes the professor’s work is being featured because they have a unique approach to the citrus greening problem.
“When integrated with insect control, nutrition and other strategies, transgenic solutions may help Florida farmers continue profitable farming,” he said.