Florida Citrus production has hit a sour note recording the worst production drop since the 1980's because of an incurable citrus disease.

A citrus farmer in Deleon Springs is trying to save what's left of his citrus crop before a tiny little bug, known as the Asian citrus psyllid kills it.

Horticulture experts say the insect feeds on citrus leaves leaving behind a killer bacteria which spreads like cancer.

"And this bacteria is what goes into the tree and it actually steals nutrients from the tree through the roots, as well as through the stems. And eventually within three to five years the tree dies." says Karen Stauderman, University of Florida horticulture expert.

In the Volusia County citrus grove we visited, a healthy orange tree sat near one that is close to death, affected by the disease.

The size of fruit on an infected tree is noticeably smaller.

Citrus farmers are desperate and whatever chemicals a worker is spraying on the trees to try to get rid of the disease, could be fruitless. The problem is affecting citrus groves in California as well.

"There is no cure." added Stauderman.

Orange juice prices vary from store to store, but market analysts say prices have surged 18 percent since last year.

Stauderman says the agriculture department is asking the federal government for increased funding to try to find a cure, that unless a cure is found, future generations may never know what freshly squeezed orange juice tastes like.