Facilities and Operations
The University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center provides some the world's most effective technology and research to help solve problems in the citrus world.
The Mature Citrus Biotechnology Facility is a service-oriented facility for scientists, growers, and industry. Targets include tolerance or resistance to citrus canker, citrus greening or huanglongbing, and other value-added traits.
The Transformation Lab is maintained by Dr. Vladimir Orbovic and has access to an incubator, sterilizing furnace, autoclave, laminar flow hoods, Zeiss microscopes and a thermo-controlled shaker.
The EMlab can provides extremly detailed imagery on a molecular scale. Take a look at some examples in the photo gallery.
The Pilot Plant is a scaled environment that simulates the exacting operations of citrus processing plants and packing houses.
The citrus groves are essential for conducting CREC research.
The Facilities Operations department is responsible for maintaining the facilities infrastructure at the Citrus Research and Education Center.