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Greening is a disease that weakens citrus trees. The fruit becomes unusable. Photo by Amy Green / WMFE
Central Florida News

Citrus Greening Bill Heads For US House Vote

A bipartisan bill making it easier for farmers to replace trees affected by citrus greening is now heading to the floor of the US House of Representatives. The goal of the bill is provide tax incentives to farmers who can’t afford to replace trees affected by citrus greening, a devastating plant disease that impacting Florida’s citrus industry.
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Reza Ehsani hopes his heat treatment can give growers time until a permanent solution is found. Photo by Amy Green

Search For Citrus Greening Cure Starts In Tiny Lake Alfred

Hundreds of researchers from across the globe are in Orlando this week to talk about one thing, citrus greening. It’s a disease that’s devastating Florida’s $9 billion iconic crop and threatening citrus worldwide. Some of the most promising research comes from tiny Lake Alfred, Fla.the global front line in the fight against greening.
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