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Millet

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Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:46:23 PM »
Florida’s citrus industry got some dire news Tuesday from an organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters. In a report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said a single breakthrough discovery for managing citrus greening in the future is unlikely. Greening has progressed from “an acute to a chronic disease throughout the state” and has caused Florida’s industry a cumulative loss of $2.9 billion in grower revenues from 2007 to 2014. According to the report, significant barriers to finding a solution still exist.

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Re: Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 07:54:38 PM »
I was able to access the document here:
https://www.nap.edu/read/25026/chapter/1

If that doesn't work, try this one:

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25026/a-review-of-the-citrus-greening-research-and-development-efforts-supported-by-the-citrus-research-and-development-foundation

These may not always be available, it is listed as "Prepublication".

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Re: Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 04:47:35 PM »
So the spinach gene splicing doesn't seem to be working them. Ugg.  Was hopeful.

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Re: Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »
Yes the spinach gene splicing does work.  The main concern is that the spinach gene splicing is a GMO.  Personally I don't care about GMO, but many in the public do.   What this thread's topic is saying is that the actual HLB disease  is far from being cured at any time in the near future, even with the many millions of dollars spent on it so far.

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Re: Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 08:11:11 AM »
I thought they came out with baby wasp that suppose to help the trees?

 

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