Citrus Research in Florida Celebrates 100 Years

Jun 19, 2017

Florida’s citrus industry has seen its share of ups and downs, and running alongside the growers and grove owners all that time has been the Citrus Research and Education Center- which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Founded in 1917 to help Florida’s citrus farmers face challenges in the field, the research center has provide scientific solutions to pests, diseases, and weather patterns for a $9 billion industry.

Today we’ll talk with the director of that Research Center, Dr. Michael Rogers about the current challenge of citrus greening and some potential breakthroughs with more resistant strains of oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes.