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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

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

UF professor recognized for a career of accomplishment

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Fred G. Gmitter, Jr., professor of horticulture and citrus breeder at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, has been recognized as a 2021 Fellow by… Read More

Graduate student sees the future of worldwide crop production in new cultivars  

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Martin Zapien scans long rows of tree canopies each morning and thinks about how the future of food production will advance with new citrus cultivars. All of the more than 5,000… Read More

New educational presentations available to citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Looking for news that you can use now to improve citrus grove management?  Six new presentations from UF/IFAS researchers are now available for viewing on the UF/IFAS Extension citrus agents’ website. The… Read More

Citrus growers tour of UF/IFAS Citrus Under Protective Screens Houses

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Citrus growers from several of Florida’s production regions joined researchers recently for a field day inside 14-foot high screenhouses that protect fruit trees from an invasive insect. The insect is the… Read More

Aiding the Florida Citrus Industry: Using Kombucha to Combat Devastating Citrus Greening Disease

Welcome to our first installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at UF. Today’s guest poster is Dongjoo Kim, a first-year graduate student earning his… Read More

The Role of Micro- and Macro-Nutrients in Rehabilitating HLB Infected Trees

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, an assistant professor studying citrus water and nutrient management at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, was the speaker during the seventh session of the 2020 BMP Summit. Dr. Kadyampakeni discussed the role of… Read More

Citrus Nutrition Recommendations for the New Normal – Citrus Greening

Florida is the largest producer of citrus in the U.S., with a ten-billion-dollar industry consisting mostly of juice oranges. However, Florida’s citrus trees have suffered from Huanglongbing (HLB) disease since 2005. The infection rate throughout the state has… Read More