Florida Citrus: Great Strides in Fight Against HLB (Fresh Plaza)

Florida Citrus: Great Strides in Fight Against HLB

The Florida citrus industry has suffered some setbacks over the last few years, primarily due to the scourge of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB). The good news is that researchers have made great strides in their fight against the disease, and many groves seem to be on the rebound. This year’s citrus harvest was pretty good for most growers.

A lot of growers were very happy with the crop this year. Numbers are up, after having been considerably down the year Hurricane Irma struck. Dr. Michael Rogers, Director of the Citrus Research and Education Center and statewide coordinator of citrus research and extension programs at UF, commends growers for their hard work overcoming HLB to get the state’s citrus harvests back on track.

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