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Strategic Planning for the Florida Citrus Industry

Strategic Planning for the Florida Citrus Industry Author Committee on the Strategic Planning for the Florida Citrus Industry: Addressing Citrus Greening Disease (Huanglongbing)
ISBN-10 9780309152075
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 328
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Citrus greening, a disease that reduces yield, compromises the flavor, color, and size of citrus fruit and eventually kills the citrus tree, is now present in all 34 Floridian citrus-producing counties. Caused by an insect-spread bacterial infection, the disease reduced citrus production in 2008 by several percent and continues to spread, threatening the existence of Florida's $9.3 billion citrus industry. A successful citrus greening response will focus on earlier detection of diseased trees, so that these sources of new infections can be removed more quickly, and on new methods to control the insects that carry the bacteria. In the longerterm, technologies such as genomics could be used to develop new citrus strains that are resistant to both the bacteria and the insect.

A Review of the Citrus Greening Research and Development Efforts Supported by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation

A Review of the Citrus Greening Research and Development Efforts Supported by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309472142
Release 2018-07-29
Pages 288
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Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening, first observed more than a hundred years ago in Asia, is the most serious disease threat to the citrus-growing industry worldwide due to its complexity, destructiveness, and incalcitrance to management. First detected in Florida in 2005, HLB is now widespread in the state and threatens the survival of the Florida citrus industry despite substantial allocation of research funds by Florida citrus growers and federal and state agencies. As the HLB epidemic raged in 2008, Florida citrus growers began allocating funds for HLB research in hopes of finding short-, medium-, and long-term solutions. This effort created the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), an organization with oversight responsibility for HLB research and development efforts in Florida. This report provides an independent review of the portfolio of research projects that have been or continue to be supported by the CRDF. It seeks to identify ways to retool HLB researchâ€"which, despite significantly increasing understanding of the factors involved in HLB, has produced no major breakthroughs in controlling the diseaseâ€"and accelerate the development of durable tools and strategies that could help abate the damage caused by HLB and prevent the possible collapse of the Florida citrus industry.

Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming

Sustainable Agriculture   Beyond Organic Farming Author Sean Clark
ISBN-10 9783038423041
Release 2018-07-17
Pages 356
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture–Beyond Organic Farming" that was published in Sustainability

Spurring Innovation in Food and Agriculture

Spurring Innovation in Food and Agriculture Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309299596
Release 2014-12-24
Pages 244
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The United States embarked on bold polices to enhance its food and agricultural system during the last half of the 19th century, investing first in the education of people and soon thereafter in research and discovery programs aimed at acquiring new knowledge needed to address the complex challenges of feeding a growing and hungry nation. Those policies, sustained over 125 years, have produced the most productive and efficient agricultural and food system in history. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the primary agency responsible for supporting innovations and advances in food and agriculture. USDA funds are allocated to support research through several mechanisms, including the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). In 2008, Congress replaced USDA's National Research Initiative with AFRI, creating USDA's flagship competitive research grants program, and the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, known as the Farm Bill, outlined the structure of the new program. Spurring Innovation in Food and Agriculture assesses the effectiveness of AFRI in meeting the goals laid out by Congress and its success in advancing innovations and competitiveness in the U.S. food and agriculture system. Spurring Innovation in Food and Agriculture evaluates the value, relevance, quality, fairness, and flexibility of AFRI. This report also considers funding policies and mechanisms and identifies measures of the effectiveness and efficiency of AFRI's operation. The study examines AFRI's role in advancing science in relation to other research and grant programs inside of USDA as well as how complementary it is to other federal research and development programs. The findings and conclusions of this report will help AFRI improve its functions and effectiveness in meeting its goals and outcomes.

The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity

The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity Author Gordon Gordh
ISBN-10 9789400773653
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 723
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The Handbook identifies all aspects of Regulatory Plant Biosecurity and discusses them from the standpoint of preventing the international movement of plant pests, diseases and weeds that negatively impact production agriculture, natural plant-resources and agricultural commerce.


Neem Author
ISBN-10 NAP:14313
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 141
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De vele funkties en gebruiksmogelijkheden van de Neem-plant.

Advances in Citrus Nutrition

Advances in Citrus Nutrition Author Anoop Kumar Srivastava
ISBN-10 9789400741713
Release 2012-05-30
Pages 478
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This is a solitary attempt to streamline all the possible information related to citrus nutrition, with emphasis on diagnosis and management of nutrient constraints, employing a variety of state-of-art techniques evolved globally over the years . While doing so care has been taken to include peripheral disciplines so that the discussion becomes more lively and authoritative. An entire array of exclusive subjects has been nicely portrayed with the help of latest data and photographs.

Biotechnology in Flavor Production

Biotechnology in Flavor Production Author Daphna Havkin-Frenkel
ISBN-10 9781118354063
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 336
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Earlier edition edited by: Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, Faith C. Belanger.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society

Proceedings of the     Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society Author Florida State Horticultural Society. Meeting
ISBN-10 WISC:89104091863
Release 2008
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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society book for free.

Horticultural Reviews

Horticultural Reviews Author Jules Janick
ISBN-10 9780470650615
Release 2010-05-28
Pages 456
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The latest information on applied topics in horticultural sciences. This book emphasizes applied topics including the production of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamental plants of commercial importance. Numerous references provide easy, time-saving and cost effective access to the primary literature.

Sustainability of the Agri food System Strategies and Performances

Sustainability of the Agri food System  Strategies and Performances Author Bernardo De Gennaro
ISBN-10 9788897683605
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 354
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The 2013 annual conference of the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA) has been held in the attractive scenario of the city of Lecce under the organization of three different Universities of the Apulia Region (Università degli Studi di Bari, Università degli Studi di Foggia and Università del Salento). The scientific theme of the 50th SIDEA Conference has been “Sustainability of the agri-food system: Strategies and Performances” (Sostenibilità del Sistema Agroalimentare: strategie e performance). With such a topic, the SIDEA intended to cope with the challenges coming from a growing demand of food in a world where critical natural resources such as water, energy and land are becoming increasingly scarce and climate change is posing credible threats. The agri-food system and the broader bio-based economy are, in fact, human activities where the classic dimensions of sustainability (ecological, economic and social) are gaining a striking weight often showing evidence of frictions. Despite a significant growth in food production over the past century, today one of the most important challenges facing agro-food system is how to feed a growing population.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record Author United States. Congress
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105216584883
Release 2009
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Breeding Plantation Tree Crops Temperate Species

Breeding Plantation Tree Crops  Temperate Species Author Shri Mohan Jain
ISBN-10 0387712038
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 299
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Tree species are indispensable to human needs. Due to their long life cycle and environmental sensitivity, breeding trees for sustainable production is a formidable challenge in order to meet the demands of growing human population and industries. Fruit crops such as apple, cocoa, mango, citrus, litchi, pear, dates, and coconut or industrial crops including rubber and tea, improving yield under the optimal, sub-optimal and marginal areas call for a unified worldwide effort. While the uniqueness of coconut as ‘kalpavriksha’ (Sanskrit - meaning tree of life) makes its presence in every continent from Far East to South America, tree crops such as cocoa, oil palm, rubber, apple, peach and walnut prove their environmental sensitivity towards tropical, subtropical and temperate climates. Date palm is quintessential for desert climate. Thus, from soft drinks to breweries to oil to tires, the value addition offers a spectrum of products to human kind, enriched with nutritional, environmental, financial, and trade related attributes. This volume is a compilation of information on breeding of temperate tree species and provides first hand comprehensive knowledge to research, teach, and make policies.

The Lime

The Lime Author M Mumtaz Khan
ISBN-10 9781780647845
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 235
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This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource covering the botany, production and uses of limes. The lime is an important fruit crop throughout citrus producing regions of the world, with its own specific benefits, culture and marketplace, but producers face issues affecting successful cultivation and production. Authored by an international team of experts and presented in full colour throughout, this book is an essential resource for academic researchers and specialist extension workers, in addition to growers and producers involved in the citrus industry.

Citrus Health Management

Citrus Health Management Author Lavern Wayne Timmer
ISBN-10 0890542279
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 197
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Citrus Health Management is designed to aid in developing a successful citrus health program. Management practices cover soil and water, diseases, pests, and weeds, as well as economic, environmental, mechanical, and chemical management issues. This book presents a holistic approach to citrus health management for growers and their advisors. Following the detailed management methods explained in Citrus Health Management will help you produce healthy and profitable citrus crops.

MicroRNA Methods

MicroRNA Methods Author John J. Rossi
ISBN-10 0080551394
Release 2007-08-30
Pages 304
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MicroRNAs (miRNA) are tiny bits of genetic material that were unknown nearly 10 years ago but now represent an exciting field of study in biology. Upon their discovery, researchers revealed for the first time a new mechanism by which microRNA can stop the function of messenger RNA (mRNA) by literally cutting it in half, interfering with the normal function of specific messenger RNAs in gene expression. This "expression" of genes that code for essential proteins is essentially what controls whether a cell turns into a liver, lung, or brain cell, for example. Understanding what activates this process – or stops it – is a key to understanding the biological process and builds a foundation for advances in medicine and other fields. This volume in Methods in Enzymology presents valuable methods for studying MicroRNA, with three sections covering identification of MicroRNAs and their targets; MicroRNA expression, maturation and functional analysis; and MicroRNAs and disease.


Banana Author Dan Koeppel
ISBN-10 1594630380
Release 2008
Pages 281
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From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.