Welcome to the Online Tour

Welcome to the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida.   CREC is the world's largest Research, Teaching and Extension center devoted to citrus.   CREC scientists and engineers interact closely with the citrus industry to address pertinent issues in horticulture, pests and diseases, and postharvest and processing technology. 

Over 250 people are employed at CREC.  Facilities include over 200 acres of groves, greenhouses, a citrus packinghouse, a citrus processing pilot plant and over 40 laboratories.   Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall includes conference facilities, meeting rooms, a teaching laboratory, an electron microscopy facility and the largest citrus library in the world.  CREC is also home to the scientific research staff of the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC ).   

Learn more about CREC's Research, Teaching and Extension programs through this online tour.  Thanks for visiting!