UF Awarded $1 Million to Fight Citrus Greening

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural was recently awarded $1 million by the state to fight citrus greening.

The money was awarded to a research project by IFAS scientists to develop a microbial-based product with patented plant-defense inducers and beneficial bacteria strains. Although this will not completely cure the tree, IFAS researcher Nian Wang said the results of this project could help citrus growers around the world combat greening.


In initial field trials, the project has shown unprecedented positive results. The product not only decreases the severity of greening by 25 percent, but it also builds the tree’s internal immunity, increases root growth and strength, and prolongs the tree’s life more effectively than any other product currently on the market.

For more information, visit IFAS news: http://news.ifas.ufl.edu/2015/07/citrus-greening-research-gets-1-million-in-state-budget-funding/


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