CRAFT in the News

CRAFT Foundation to Apply for Funds to Expand Program and Evaluations
(Florida Citrus Mutual Triangle © 04/10/2020)
In March, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of funds for the Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program. NIFA is soliciting proposals to develop tactics and strategies to control HLB. One of the goals of the program is to increase efforts to move breeding selections into large scale evaluation of breeding lines for performance and consumer acceptance. Answering the call, the Citrus Research and Field Trial Foundation Inc. (CRAFT) board of directors voted this week to apply for funding to progress this work.

CRAFT to Host Workshop for Program Updates and Discussion
(Florida Citrus Mutual Triangle © 03/09/2020)
The Florida Citrus Mutual Board of Directors will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 9:00 a.m. at its headquarters located on the first floor of the BB&T Building in Bartow.

CRAFT to Host Workshop to Begin Discussions on Program’s Cycle Two
(CRAFT Press Release © 02/27/2020)
February 27, 2020, Bartow FL – The Citrus Research and Field Trial Foundation, Inc. (CRAFT) will host a two-hour workshop from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 to discuss the progress of the CRAFT program and to begin discussions regarding the development of the second cycle which is expected to launch this summer.

Strong Response Seen for CRAFT Participation
(Florida Citrus Mutual Triangle © 11/15/2019)
More than forty applicants submitted proposals for projects to be included in the first round of the Citrus Research and Field Trial (CRAFT) Program…

CRAFT Program Good for Florida Citrus Industry Long Term
(Florida Citrus Mutual Triangle © 10/21/2019)
Why do we need more trees in the ground? We can’t sell the juice we have. And, why is the industry ramping up the Citrus Research and Field Trials (CRAFT) program…

CRAFT Application Period Opening Soon

(Citrus Industry Magazine © 09/04/2019)
The Citrus Research and Field Trial Foundation Inc. (CRAFT Foundation) board of directors, technical working group (TWG), staff and a legion of volunteers have been working at top speed throughout the summer finalizing the formation, organization and funding of the CRAFT program.

How to Build up Citrus Strength With Demonstration Blocks
(Growing Produce © 08/12/2019)
More citrus growers and nurseries are looking to data from replicated field trials to inform their planting decisions. Many of the scion/rootstock combinations under consideration today are largely unknown…