Citrus greening research is a important priority for the Florida citrus industry. As seen in this article from the Lakeland Ledger, citrus industry greening research is expected to receive $10 million plus to research this fatal disease. This photo from 2008 shows a researcher at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred working in a microbiology lab. Most people don’t realize that citrus and agricultural researchers use the same types of techniques used in medical laboratories in their projects. This includes genetics, microbiology, epidemiology. But, these advanced methods are vital to finding solutions to elusive disease management issues such as those related to citrus greening.