Tag: cold

My Florida Farm Weather: On-site decision making support

Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection.  Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) has been providing a variety of… Read More

Citrus Freeze Damage: Symptoms and Recovery

Citrus trees are evergreen, never become fully dormant and cannot withstand temperatures as low as those tolerated by deciduous trees.  However, citrus trees can become preconditioned or acclimated to cool air temperatures that occur in late fall and… Read More

Cold Protection of Florida Citrus: Microsprinkler Irrigation

Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts.  More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability,… Read More

Are Your Plants Protected from the Cold ?

Does my ficus need a jacket?           Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more sensitive plants. Identifying… Read More

Winter Gardening 101

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter and the cooler weather is already here.  While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions present several challenges for… Read More