Saving the Orange

Saving the Orange Florida’s famous orange groves are dying out at an alarming rate due to a tree killing bacteria causing a disease known as Citrus Greening. Citrus production in the state in the last 12-15 years has decreased by 75-80 percent. As Dr. Fred Gmitter, University of...

Get To Know A Plant Breeder: Dr. Fred Gmitter

Get To Know A Plant Breeder: Dr. Fred Gmitter ASTA sat down with Dr. Fred Gmitter. a plant breeder at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center to talk about how he got into plant breeding, industry changes he’s seen, and where he sees the industry heading. Check out the conversation...

Toward a CRISPR Future?

Toward a CRISPR Future? by Kayleigh Koch What is CRISPR? How is it used? Who can use it? Most importantly, what can we do to help? These were questions we asked ourselves at the beginning of our semester-long project. As 11 students from Iowa State University in the College of Agriculture...