Ag Report: New state-of-the-art lab in Riverside set to battle citrus plant disease HLB

Posted at 9:12 AM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 18:19:19-04

Project sponsors are set to unveil a new state-of-the-art citrus lab in Riverside with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference.

The Biosafety Level-3 Lab Project is aimed at protecting California's $3.3 billion citrus sector from the fatal citrus plant disease HLB. The lab is the result of a partnership between the state's citrus growers and University of California, Riverside.

This installation will enable scientists to conduct research with plant pathogens that previously couldn't be done in Southern California.