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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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Laser Technology May Be a Key to Rehabilitating Greening-Diseased Citrus Trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist hopes to improve on laser technology to enhance the efficiency of spray solutions aimed at restoring vitality to greening-affected citrus trees and reducing amounts of chemicals applied…. Read More

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Juanita Popenoe

TAVARES, Fla. – When growers in central Florida need help with an alternative crop to citrus, they turn to Juanita Popenoe. The University of Florida IFAS Extension agent spends her days helping farmers who are… Read More

UF/IFAS Research: Citrus Tree Covers Keep Deadly Psyllids Away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are finding that by covering new citrus trees with mesh, they can keep disease-carrying insects from harming the plants. That could be a big step toward stemming the… Read More

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Citrus Agent: Steve Futch

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Steve Futch’s official office is located in Lake Alfred at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center. But most days you’ll find him working out of his other office — his car… Read More