Going "Green" Hurting Florida's Citrus FarmersA University of Florida survey found a vast majority of the state's citrus industry is being impacted by a bacterial disease known as citrus greening or Huanglongbing.
Scott Wants Agency To Address Growers' ConcernsGov. Rick Scott has sided with a group of growers in asking the Florida Department of Citrus to squeeze its operations as the industry struggles with the impact of citrus disease.
Citrus Commission Looks At Funding Amid Industry TroublesThe Florida Citrus Commission, under pressure to downsize by a group of large growers, will start building a budget for next fiscal year that projects a much-smaller crop than in the current year.
Florida's Orange Crop In 'Free Fall'The outlook for production of Florida oranges, the state's signature crop, continues to drop.
UF Researchers Find Hope In Battle Against Citrus GreeningThere is a new tool in the war against citrus greening - genetically modified citrus trees- say researchers at the University of Florida.
Putnam: Citrus Industry 'In A Fight For Its Life'State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants another $8.5 million next year to help fight a deadly citrus disease, as Florida's orange crop was forecast Friday to hit a 52-year low in the upcoming season.
UF Researchers Develop Device To Count Citrus Fruit DropResearchers at the University of Florida have invented a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of citrus fruit dropped early so that growers can see where the deadly citrus greening disease is most affecting groves.
Senate Proposes Money To Fight Citrus Disease, Land SnailsThe House and Senate have a slight budget gap dealing with the state’s fight against Giant African Land Snails, but a sizable chasm is ahead in funding to slow a disease infecting Florida’s orange crop.
USDA Plans To Spend $30 Million On Fighting Citrus DiseaseIn an effort to fight back a disease that has decimated the Sunshine State’s most famous crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it plans to spend $30 million fighting citrus greening.
USDA Predicts Bigger Florida Orange Crop Even in the wake of the citrus greening epidemic, Federal agriculture officials are predicting an increase in Florida oranges for the upcoming growing season.
Florida Researchers Find Temporary Citrus Greening CureCaptain Citrus might be the new hero mascot of Florida oranges, but it’s a group of university researchers devising a plan to save the groves from a deadly disease.
Marvel Comics Creates New Captain CitrusMarvel Comics transformed the original fat-headed, green cape-wearing Captain Orange into a buff hero who can fight evil with the likes of Captain America.