Florida citrus growers are desperate for relief from a disease blamed for killing about half their crops in less than a decade. Many in the multi-billion-dollar industry hope to plant experimental trees they’d consider highly risky under normal conditions. But hurdles remain before they’ll have the chance.
Fred Gmitter has just discovered the first signs of greening disease on a 15-year-old tree.
“So, you’re here at a very bad time for me,” he says.