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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 Announces 2021 RFP

    The Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2021 RFP call for pre-proposals. Please refer to the 2021 RFP Pre-proposal and Full Proposal Instructions for the topics for research, and detailed instructions with links to the Pre-proposal form, the first stage of the funding process. LEARN MORE »

  • 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 »


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Presentations, Reports & Field Trials

Upcoming Events and Meetings

June 2021

Box Tax Advisory Committee, followed by Board of Directors (9:45 a.m.)
June 22, 2021

Governance Committee Mtg
June 22, 2021
following the Board of Directors Mtg

Florida Citrus Commission Meeting
June 23, 2021
9:00 a.m.

July 2021

Board of Directors (10:00 a.m.)
July 27, 2021
10:00 a.m., Turner Ag Center, Arcadia, FL

August 2021

Board of Directors (10:00 a.m.)
August 18, 2021
10:00 a.m., (Wed.) during the 2021 Florida Citrus Expo at the Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers, FL.

On the Record with Rick

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