UF & FSU Share $4M Grant to Fight Bacterium Causing Premature Greening

The University of Florida and Florida State University are sharing a $4 Million USDA grant to tackle citrus greening, a disease that moves through a tree’s veins.

Since citrus greening was first detected in 2005, Florida has lost over $7 billion in revenues, 162,000+ acres, and nearly 8,000 jobs. Researchers at UF and FSU are hoping to use the grant to find new, more effective techniques to combat the issue.

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