Florida Citrus Greening Disease

Local News Reporting on Citrus Greening

Our very own Tim Brown from Brown’s Grove was highlighted in a channel 10 news report on the devastation of Citrus Greening, a disease carried by a small bug that is wiping out Florida citrus crops.

The disease is transmitted by the Asian citrus psyllid. While there is currently no cure, researchers are experimenting with antibiotics like penicillin.

You can read more about the Citrus Greening on Wikipedia Here  and at the University of Florida website here.

NBC News also reported on the citrus greening and you can watch that video here.