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Citrus Greening
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under Protective Screens,” or CUPS, which helps keep away a pin-head-sized insect that […]

System screens out deadly citrus greening-carrying insect


Wendy Graham UF
What’s more important than water to a farmer? Not much. With that in mind, the $5 million, five-year grant received by the University of Florida Water Institute to promote water security for the region’s farmers and foresters should come as welcome relief. Faculty from UF/IFAS, University of Georgia, Albany State University, and Auburn University are collaborating on […]

New Project to Promote Water Security for Florida and Georgia ...


Off Switch on Greening
Nian Wang, an associate professor of microbiology and cell sciences at UF/IFAS, is working with the gene-editing technique called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats). CRISPR techniques are being used to generate greening-resistant citrus varieties by modifying the susceptibility genes within the plants. Wang’s system tricks a plant into […]

AN “OFF SWITCH” TO GREENING?