Citrus greening is the most devastating disease to hit citrus groves, and has knocked down citrus production by over 50 percent in the past ten years. The Organic Center is focusing on finding organic solutions to this disease, because until now citrus greening prevention research has centered on toxic pesticides and GMOs. To fund this research, The Center has launched a campaign that includes direct donations from industry members, a crowdfunding site for consumers, and extensive grant-writing efforts. For example, The Center recently submitted a large-scale Specialty Crop Grant Application in collaboration with five professors from the University of Florida to look at holistic methods for organic growers to control citrus greening. The Center needs your help in spreading the word about this research, especially when it comes to its crowdfunding initiative. To learn more about the project, visit the crowdfunding page.
Exploring methods for organic control of citrus greening
July 29, 2014 in The Organic Center
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