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Citrus trees and crops face serious threats from infectious diseases, especially citrus greening disease or huanglongbing (HLB). This disease reduces production and destroys the economic value of fruit. The spread and cause of HLB are associated with a phloem-feeding insect (Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri) and a fastidious bacterium (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus). The Citrus Research and Development Foundation established the Citrus Advanced Technology Program (CATP) to search internationally for solutions to HLB, citrus canker and other critical Florida citrus diseases through sponsored research. Projects address research that contributes to short-to-intermediate term solutions as well as longer-term solutions to these diseases. Product delivery and commercialization of solutions falls within the goals of CRDF, as does communication of progress and results to stakeholders. CRDF supports competitively awarded projects for up to 3 years through an annual request cycle. New research initiatives should complement the existing portfolio of research projects listed in CRDF Currently Funded Projects and currently summarized in the progress reports.

Those interested in submitting applications for consideration can review the current priorities for this program. The National Academy 23 Recommendations for the Florida Citrus Industry areas of expertise are further grouped into 13 Categories of HLB Research .

2020 Nutrition RFP  –  Request for Pre-proposals

The Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2020 Nutrition RFP call for pre-proposals. Please refer to the 2020 Nutrition RFP Pre-proposal & Full Proposal Instructions for the RFP Timeline, Priorities for research topics, and detailed instructions and links to forms for Pre-proposal submission, the first stage of the funding process. Note that the Pre-proposal Form (PP-20) has been updated for 2020; only current forms will be accepted. Questions should be emailed to

Next Steps for Applicants:

Full proposals may be ineligible for review and funding if:

  • The applicant was not on the list of pre-proposals invited to submit a full proposal
  • The Full Proposal was not received by the deadline indicated in the instructions
  • Formatting guidelines (font size, page limitations, page/line numbering, etc.) were not followed, or,
  • Any of the required documents are missing (cover sheet, budget information, report on prior funded project, etc.).