Gary A. Luzio, Ph.D
U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
Current Research Projects:
Currently the Luzio lab is working on research involving alternative uses for citrus peel with an emphasis on new product development. Citrus peel is mostly composed of pectin which is water soluble and known to form gels. These water gels and gel products could have applications involving paper manufacturing, drilling applications and plant disease treatments where altering water’s viscosity is a primary need.