Tag: citrus research

National Leader Visits UF, Praises UF/IFAS Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

In another clear indication of the University of Florida’s rise toward preeminence, a top federal research official said this week that the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has earned a reputation as one of the… 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 Scientist to Work with Team Developing New Greening-Tolerant Citrus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Nian Wang pieces together sequences of genes, he hopes to make citrus varieties that are more tolerant to the deadly disease known as greening, which has devastated a multibillion dollar-a-year industry in Florida. Wang,… Read More

New ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. ‘Marathon,’ an early season mandarin, is also easy to… Read More

UF/IFAS Post-Hurricane Help Tops 2018 List of News Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — 2018 was a productive year for UF/IFAS with advances in agricultural and natural resources research, building positive relationships with growers and supporting the state’s 20 million plus residents after two devastating hurricanes. UF/IFAS’ top news… Read More

Growers to Learn About Pest Management at Citrus REC Workshop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citrus growers can learn more about managing Asian citrus psyllids and other pests in a workshop Jan. 8 at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center. The psyllid can transmit the bacteria associated… Read More

New UF/IFAS Citrus Trial Data Available

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research data are available from trials for citrus rootstocks, scions and combinations of the two that University of Florida scientists hope will broaden the options of greening-tolerant citrus varieties available to commercial growers. Michael… Read More

UF/IFAS ‘Citrus Nutrition Day’ to Include Field Tours

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s Citrus Nutrition Day – at which growers will learn the latest data about growing the fruit, from the soil up through the plants — is expanding to include tours of field trials. After… 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