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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.



    The 2nd Annual Virtual Educational Session took place on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 and was presented by CRDF and hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual.  The Researchers presented on citrus nutrition management, crop coverage, and rootstock/scion studies.  There were also video presentations from CRAFT Grower Cooperators highlighting aspects of particular CRAFT trial participation.  Watch Seminar Recording Here

    Thank you to our presenters and CRAFT Grower Cooperators:
    Dr. Sarah Strauss – UF/IFAS                             Ron Mahan – Tamiami Citrus
    Dr. Manjul Dutt – UF/IFAS                                 David Howard – Graves Brothers Citrus
    Dr. Ed Stover – USDA-ARS                               Cornelius Caldwell – Caldwell Family Citrus
    Dr. Ute Albrecht – UF/IFAS                               Joby Sherrod – A. Duda & Sons
    Dr. Tripti Vashisth – UF/IFAS




    The Citrus Research and Development Foundation is pleased to announce 6 new projects resulting from its 2021 RFP were approved for funding at its Board of Directors meeting held October 26, 2021. CRDF would like to thank all those who submitted Proposals. The list of approved projects can be found at the following link: LEARN MORE »

  • 2021 Large Scale Field Trial Request for Proposal

    The Citrus Research and Development Foundation announces the 2021 call for Proposals to Conduct Large-scale Scientific Research Field Trials and Demonstration Projects. Please refer to the following information that outlines the 2021 Large Scale Field Trial RFP priorities, timeline, and detailed instructions for the submission of a proposal. 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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