Matthew Mattia recently provided an overview of work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) transgenic test site in Fort Pierce. Transgenic refers to an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced. Scientists at the Picos Farm screen transgenics for suppression of citrus Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), the bacteria that causes …
By Frank Giles John Chater joined the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS) in January as an assistant professor of horticultural sciences. His job also comes with a significant Extension component, which will allow him to work closely with growers. “Extension helps make the research conducted at the university worthwhile, because this is how that knowledge …
Q&A with 2021 Citrus Achievement Award winner Larry Black yields his take on fertilizer programs, psyllid control, and the family co-op.
See why Larry Black says grower expertise and scientific advancement will eventually win the day over HLB.
Research project takes aim at the disease vector and promoting tree health.
New science, technology, practices, and varieties pave the path forward.
Learn more about initiative that shines a light on the positives happening for the Sunshine State’s signature crop.
Florida Grower Editor Frank Giles says there’s a lot happening in Florida agriculture, and much of it is good.
Planting and confidence in a strong back-to-basics production plan pave the path forward.
New research reveals a reduction in bacterial titer and starch accumulation in infected trees.
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