Researchers put $6 million in USDA grants toward saving citrus industry

The USDA calculates Florida’s citrus industry is producing half the oranges it did four years ago. The culprit? A bacterium called huanglongbing disease or “citrus greening.” Right now, there is no known cure. And, if something isn’t done, the Florida Department of Citrus predicts production will fall to 18 percent of 2005 levels by 2026.… Continue reading Researchers put $6 million in USDA grants toward saving citrus industry