Tag: citrus greening

UF/IFAS Study: Oxytetracycline Sprays May Not Protect Citrus Trees From Greening Disease Effectively, Though Trunk Injections Show Promise

Since 2016, federal authorities have allowed Florida citrus growers to spray oxytetracycline solutions on their trees to combat citrus greening disease, but a newly published University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study suggests that the… Read More

UF Researchers to Study Integrated Approaches to Protect Young Citrus Trees from Greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While citrus growers continue to look for best management approaches to deal with the deadly greening disease, some scientists at the University of Florida will take an integrated look at how to protect young trees,… Read More

AI Could Help Citrus Growers Find, Detect Dangerous Psyllids

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Precision agriculture engineer Yiannis Ampatzidis sees a day when citrus farmers use artificial intelligence to detect the pin-sized insects that can infect the fruit’s trees with the deadly greening disease. That day could come in… Read More

Drone Images Can Accurately Find, Count Citrus Trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By using drone technology, Florida citrus growers can find out how many trees live in their groves and, eventually, they may detect the health status of the citrus plants, a new University of Florida study… Read More

Automated System Would Deliver Chemicals to Help Ward off Citrus Greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine using a robotic arm to grip and puncture the trunk of a citrus tree to deliver chemicals into the vascular parts of the plant, reducing its susceptibility to the citrus greening disease. Ozgur Batuman,… Read More

UF/IFAS Report: 2016-17 Citrus Season Saw Smaller Harvest, But Higher Prices Cushioned Impact on Growers

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Higher prices offset production declines during Florida’s 2016-17 citrus growing season and so the industry’s overall economic contributions changed little from 2015-16, according to a new report from economists with the University… Read More

Experienced Agricultural Engineer Joins UF Indian River Region Scientists to Restore Grapefruit Industry

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.— An agricultural engineer whose current research projects include the simulation of agricultural management impacts on water quantity and quality in the upper Floridan aquifer has joined the University of Florida’s Indian River… Read More

UF/IFAS Event Combines Latest Citrus Varieties with New Breeding Research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citrus growers can see if they want to grow the latest varieties from UF/IFAS breeders — and then learn more about commercializing crops – all on Dec. 4 at the University of Florida Institute of… Read More

High-Density Plantings Could Boost Profits for Florida Citrus Growers, Say UF/IFAS Experts

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers who plan to establish new groves might want to consider high-density planting, according to experts with the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, part of the University… Read More

Kaolin Clay May Be Viable Option to Protect Citrus Trees from Asian Citrus Psyllid, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers have begun taking notice of kaolin clay, a powdery white compound, because it can cause Asian citrus psyllids to “not take notice” of their groves. Long used to protect… Read More