WEBINAR ON-DEMAND | Citrus Greening Disease - the Quest for an Organic Management Solution

05/09/2019 - 12:15pm 05/09/2019 7:15pm WEBINAR ON-DEMAND | Citrus Greening Disease - the Quest for an Organic Management Solution

Citrus Greening is a devastating disease affecting citrus around the world – though Florida citrus has been particularly hard hit. Infected trees are unable to extract the nutrients they need from soil, resulting in severely compromised yields and fruit that is unsuitable for sale. Until now, most of the protocols used to fight the spread of the disease have not been compliant with organic regulations. The Organic Center has collaborated with University of Florida researchers to publish a study that outlines a rigorous, multi-faceted approach to protecting citrus trees in organic systems. The paper is based on a review of existing literature, previously unpublished research and grower observations. Our panel of experts discussed the effect Citrus Greening Disease has had on the Florida citrus industry (especially in organic), and provide a high-level overview of the paper’s findings.

  • Presenters:
  • Amber Sciligo, PhD, Science Program Manager, The Organic Center
  • Ellen Cochrane, PhD, University of Florida

Open to all 

America/Los_Angeles public

Citrus Greening is a devastating disease affecting citrus around the world – though Florida citrus has been particularly hard hit. Infected trees are unable to extract the nutrients they need from soil, resulting in severely compromised yields and fruit that is unsuitable for sale. Until now, most of the protocols used to fight the spread of the disease have not been compliant with organic regulations. The Organic Center has collaborated with University of Florida researchers to publish a study that outlines a rigorous, multi-faceted approach to protecting citrus trees in organic systems. The paper is based on a review of existing literature, previously unpublished research and grower observations. Our panel of experts discussed the effect Citrus Greening Disease has had on the Florida citrus industry (especially in organic), and provide a high-level overview of the paper’s findings.

  • Presenters:
  • Amber Sciligo, PhD, Science Program Manager, The Organic Center
  • Ellen Cochrane, PhD, University of Florida

Open to all