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    In 2009, the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (CRDF) was formed to coordinate citrus research funding in the face of huanglongbing (HLB, also known as “citrus greening”). While it addresses the full array of citrus research needs, CRDF has focused on HLB because it represents an existential threat to the Florida citrus industry.

  • PEPTIDES: What Are They and How They May Help in the Fight Against HLB – On November 18, 2020, Citrus Research and Development Foundation co-hosted this Virtual Educational Session with Florida Citrus Mutual.

    Thank you to our presenters:

    • Brian Thompson, Ph.D.,  Elemental Enzymes
    • Mike Irey, US Sugar Corp/Southern Gardens. and Ed Stover, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
    • Robert Kennedy, Ph.D., Vestaron Corporation
    • Hailing Jin, Ph.D., UC Riverside
    • Chris Wozniak, Ph.D., EPA-Biochemical Pesticide Division
    • Harold Browning, Ph.D., Premier Citrus and William Dawson, Ph.D., Eminent Scholar UF-IFAS CREC & CRDF 

    Watch Seminar Recording Here


  • CRDF Rootstock Trials Call for Grower Cooperators

    The Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) is in the planning stage of new field trials with the objective of evaluating the most promising citrus rootstocks in grower cooperator fields, projected to be planted in the spring or summer of 2022. The goal of these new trials will be to identify plant material with the traits needed by growers to realize the highest possible pounds solids per acre and increased tree viability in the HLB era. LEARN MORE »

  • NIFA Grant Awarded to Continue Forward Progress on Bayer Crop Science Project

    The Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), along with its funding partners (CRB, PepsiCo, and The Coca-Cola Co.), is pleased to announce that it was successful in receiving a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant to continue the Bayer Crop Science project. LEARN MORE »

  • Stay tuned for Notification and Information on CRDF's Next RFP

    Please check back for announcement, information, and details of CRDF's next RFP. In the interim, any questions should be emailed to catp@citrusrdf.org.


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On the Record with Rick

Dantzler discusses CRDF field trials and the need for grower cooperators, and the Bayer project.