CRDF Awarded Specialty Crop Block Grant

CRDF Awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant Project to Support the Health of New Citrus Plantings. The Citrus Research and Development Foundation has been notified by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program administered through Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, that their proposal submitted for support in the most recent Block Grant cycle was […]


CRDF is happy to pass along communication of the conditional acceptance of the Bayer CropScience request for a 24(c) SLN Registration of ADMIRE® PRO for use on young citrus trees in Florida. This effort will provide additional assistance in suppressing ACP populations on young citrus trees that are 5-9 feet tall and are vulnerable to […]


USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Citrus Research Project Award A public announcement from USDA, NIFA reporting awards under the Specialty Crop Research Initiate (SCRI) October 1, 2012 included the approval of a multi-year national project whose goal is to develop novel solutions to combat the citrus disease, Huanglongbing (HLB), which plagues Florida […]

CATP12 Annual Call for Research Pre-proposals

CRDF ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CALL FOR RESEARCH PRE-PROPOSALS On September 8, 2012, the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc. released the CATP12 Request for Pre-proposals for research to develop solutions to manage Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing), Canker and other emerging diseases threatening citrus production.  The Foundation annually requests, reviews and approves citrus research projects that address the overall […]

Request For Preproposals for 2011

The Citrus Research and Development Foundation announces its CATP11 call for research proposals to develop solutions to manage Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing), Canker and other emerging diseases threatening Florida citrus production. New and continuing research initiatives should complement or build on the existing portfolio of research projects currently summarized in the progress reports posted at […]

Florida’s Natural Growers Donates to Citrus Research

For Immediate Release Florida’s Natural Growers Announces Donation to Fight Citrus Greening The Florida’s Natural Growers Board of Directors voted to donate $250,000 to fight citrus greening, a disease plaguing the Florida Citrus industry.  “As a Florida grower cooperative, it is important to combat this disease with every resource available.  This support of the Citrus […]

Press Release: The Florida Citrus Processors Association and Peace River Citrus Products Announce Donations

CRDF is Presented with Two Research Support Donations The Florida Citrus Processors Association (FCPA) announced the donation of $250,000 to support the work of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation at the Seventh Annual Citrus Industry Conference in Bonita Springs, Florida. The contribution from FCPA, which includes all of the major juice processors in the state […]

CRDF Takes Balanced Approach

Citrus Industry: May 2011 The mission of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation is to convert research into solutions to protect citrus production from threats of infectious disease. Our process is as rigorous, objective, transparent and as fast as we can achieve. The projects are selected by scientific merit and the likelihood of yielding an […]

Press Release: Sweet Orange Genome Published at

Roche and the University of Florida just yesterday in a press release that researchers from the International Citrus Genomics Consortium have made the genomes of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) and Clementine Mandarin (Citrus clementina) available on This project was funded in part by the Florida Citrus Production Research Advisory Council (a precursor to the […]

Lakeland Ledger Reports on HLB Conference

Last week, around 400 citrus scientists from around the world gathered in Orlando to share their knowledge and ideas on citrus HLB. The take-home message from the Second International Research Conference on Huanglongbing is that there is hope on the horizon for managing the disease. Kevin Bouffard, a newspaper reporter for the Lakeland Ledger, wrote […]