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Threats and Challenges

Threats and Challenges

Brief Description:
In the other citrus lessons, the students have learned how to grow, harvest, process, pack and promote Florida citrus in their roles as growers in a cooperative. They will now face developments thrown at them by Mother Nature, namely threats from pests and diseases such as citrus canker and the Mediterranean fruit fly.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Solve real-world citrus problems.
  2. Design a research project to seek a solution to a real-world problem in the citrus industry.

Time: 30 minutes, plus time for research