Louisiana: Citrus Growers Keep Going Despite Weather, Market Setbacks Oct 31, 2019

🕔Oct 31, 2019Louisiana citrus is coming in, and the crop is good, according to two Plaquemines Parish producers. Joseph Ranatza Jr., owner of Star Nursery in Plaquemines Parish, said he started picking […]

Texas: Citrus Greening Quarantine Expands to Brazoria, Galveston Counties Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019The citrus greening quarantine has expanded to Brazoria and Galveston counties, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the […]

Citrus Greening: Scent-Detecting Dogs Help Early Detection – Video Jan 21, 2019

🕔Jan 21, 2019For decades, humans have relied on dogs to detect explosives, illegal drugs, lost people and wildlife. More recently, they have been used to detect pests such as termites, bedbugs and […]

Citrus Greening Prevention – Focus of $1.2Bln Research Project Aug 1, 2018

🕔Aug 1, 2018Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease, has devastated citrus fruit crops in Florida, Texas and California. USDA has funded citrus greening prevention research with a $1.2 billion grant. The project […]

Louisiana Citrus: More Parishes Quarantined for Citrus Canker and Greening – Video Jun 9, 2017

🕔Jun 9, 2017The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry added 3 parishes to the quarantine areas for citrus greening disease and citrus canker. The quarantine area for citrus canker includes: Jefferson, Lafourche, […]

USDA Considers Release of 2 Genetically Modified Organisms – DTN Apr 24, 2017

🕔Apr 24, 2017In the past two weeks, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released documents on proposals to release two genetically modified (GM) organisms: diamondback moths and a virus […]

Farming in Cuba: Stuck in the Past with a Hopeful Eye on the Future – DTN Nov 30, 2016

🕔Nov 30, 2016Fidel Castro’s death Nov. 25 set off a round of speculation about Cuba’s future, which could have implications for American farmers eager to trade with the island country.   Fidel’s […]

UF Creates Trees with Enhanced Resistance to Greening Nov 23, 2015

🕔Nov 23, 2015After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed genetically modified citrus trees that […]

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