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Bayer CropScience and the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation Join Together to Fight Citrus Greening
Date:9/24/2013

this serious disease.”

In its first year, the grant will support CRDF’s existing research on HLB and Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), the insect that serves as the vector for HLB. For the remaining years, the collaboration partners will convene to discuss the state of the industry and determine the necessary research. The collaborative grant project is funded by Bayer CropScience and administered by Florida Specialty Crop Foundation.

“Bayer CropScience is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for the food chain,” said Florida Specialty Crop Foundation Executive Director Sonia Tighe. “We are honored that Bayer continues to partner with our foundation to meet the needs of growers and the citrus industry.”

For the past 150 years, Bayer has been committed to their mission of providing ”Science For A Better Life,” and this citrus greening research grant is another example of that commitment. In addition to the three-year grant, Bayer also donated $10,000 to Farmers Feeding Florida (FFF), a food recovery program instituted by the Florida Association of Food Banks (FAFB). FFF works to provide much-needed relief to growers and packers left with excess produce and Florida residents in need of healthy food. Bayer’s donation will help to further FFF’s mission and support the Florida food industry.

For additional information on Bayer CropScience sustainability initiatives please visit http://www.bayercropscience.us/our-commitment/citrus-greening. You can also follow and share with us on Twitter @Bayer4CropsUS or connect on the Bayer CropScience social media hub, Bayer Connect.

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