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Tag: Citrus

UF research: Mesh covers protect citrus trees from psyllids that transmit greening disease

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — About four years ago, Fernando Alferez started to test if citrus trees grown inside a protective mesh cover could be kept safe from the potential deadly Asian citrus psyllid. The psyllid, a bug the size… Read More

Citrus nutrition and gibberellic acid field day planned December 14

LAKE ALFRED, FLA — Growers can learn more about recent citrus field trials on nutrition and gibberellic acid and their impact on tree health at a field day hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, Tuesday, December 14. The… Read More

University of Florida citrus faculty secure federal funding in ongoing fight against citrus greening

LAKE ALFRED, Fla — University of Florida citrus researchers continue to provide innovative leadership in the fight against the devastating disease Huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening disease. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Emergency… Read More

What happened at the Cold Tolerant Citrus Production Workshop

EVENT: 85 guests attended the Cold Tolerant Citrus Production workshop on September 30, 2021, at the Taylor County Extension Office. Georgia County Extension Agent, Jake Price, ‘New Varieties’ by UF/IFAS Professor of Horticulture Sciences, Dr. Fred Gmitter, and… Read More

Citrus growers can get answers to their questions about growing citrus in the HLB-era at upcoming UF/IFAS CREC open house

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Citrus growers can get answers to some of the most pressing questions about successfully and safely growing citrus in the HLB-era at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research… Read More

Open House and Field Day Planned for UF Citrus Research and Education Center November 16

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus faculty have worked earnestly to find workable tactics for growers to use in their operations to fight Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease.  That… Read More

UF/IFAS upcoming citrus events

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty are hosting a number of events for citrus growers in the weeks ahead. All events are free but require preregistration.  October 26     … Read More

Citrus Nutrition Day Seminar to be Offered October 26 at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred

LAKE ALFRED, FLA — Proper nutrition for disease damaged citrus trees is critical to extending their productivity. Growers can learn more about recent research into citrus nutrition and strategies for successfully applying nutrients in a grove management plan… Read More

New UF Extension Agent in Highlands County Eager to Work with Growers

LAKE ALFRED, FL – Lourdes Pérez Cordero did not grow up in a citrus-growing family, but you wouldn’t know that after meeting her. Pérez, who recently started her position as the University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More