The California Citrus Research Foundation and the University of California-Riverside are set to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference at a citrus research lab.

The event for the new biosafety level-3 lab is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Sept. 26., according to a news release. The lab is at 1020 Marlborough Ave. in Riverside.

The $8 million lab was built in partnership with California citrus growers and UC-Riverside to protect the State’s $3.3 billion citrus industry from Huanglongbing, also known as HLB, according to the release.

The facility was funded by the California Citrus Research Foundation through donations by citrus growers and packers, according to the release.

Attendees are encouraged to park at Bourns Inc., 1200 Columbia Ave., and take a shuttle to the facility.

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