During the 2017 Citrus Expo I visited with Adrian Percy, Bayer, about the partnership announcement between Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to combat citrus greening disease. Adrian says that Bayer is uniquely qualified to take on the disease because of its long history in disease control and a great range of fungicide products and also work in the biologicals space.
The need to find a solution is significant according to Adrian since the Florida citrus industry has seen a fifty percent drop in production in the last ten years due to the effects of the disease. He says there will probably be a number of elements to a final solution that will come out of the project which is in an initial three year agreement period.
You can listen to my interview with Adrian here to learn more: Interview with Adrian Percy, Bayer
You can find photos from the event here: Bayer/CRDF Press Conference Photo Album