Economic Impacts of Citrus Greening (HLB) in Florida, 2006/07–2010/11
A green citrus fruit hanging from a branch.



How to Cite

Hodges, Alan W., and Thomas H. Spreen. 2012. “Economic Impacts of Citrus Greening (HLB) in Florida, 2006/07–2010/11: FE903/FE903, 1/2012”. EDIS 2012 (1). Gainesville, FL.


Since 2006, the bacterial disease citrus greening has cost Florida’s economy an estimated $3.636 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs by reducing orange juice production, according to the study reported in this 6-page fact sheet written by Alan W. Hodges and Thomas H. Spreen, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, January 2012.

UF/IFAS press release:


Florida Agricultural Statistics Service (FASS). Various years, 2006/07-2010/11. Florida Citrus Statistics. Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, Orlando, FL.

Hodges, A.W., and M. Rahmani. 2009. Economic impacts of the Florida citrus industry in 2007/08. Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) FE802, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. (MIG). 2010. IMPLAN Software (v.3) and 2009 Data for the State of Florida. Hudson, WI: MIG.

Spreen, T.H., C. Brewster, and M.G. Brown. 2003. The Free Trade Area of the Americas and the world processed orange market. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 35(1): 107-126.