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Citrus greening bacteria’s complex relationship with the tree defense system creates ongoing challenges to scientists


November 22, 2022

LALE ALFRED, FLA.--- At the heart of the disease that threatens the Florida citrus industry is a complex exchange between the citrus tree and an insidious bacterium. Huanglongbing, or HLB, also known as citrus greening, has wreaked havoc ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amit Levy, Callose, Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Plant Pathology, Reactive Oxygen Species

Citrus Flower Bud Advisory Starts for the Season


November 21, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The University of Florida will resume providing growers regular flower bud advisories as the critical time for citrus grove management begins this winter. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences associate professor ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus, Citrus Flowering Monitor, Citrus Research And Education Center, Flower Bud Advisories, Spray, Tripti Vashisth

University of Florida/IFAS awarded over $16 million in research grants to fight citrus disease


November 9, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have secured over $16 million in new funding to advance research projects to combat the deadly citrus greening disease that threatens the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Grants, HLB, J. Scott Angle, John Chater, Jude Grosser, Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, Lukasz Stelinski, Megan Dewdney, Nian Wang, Rootstocks, Ruth-borger, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA, Zhonglin Mou

Post-Hurricane Ian resources for Florida citrus growers


October 11, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have tips for citrus growers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Tips include applying the plant growth regulator gibberellic acid to ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fruit Drop, Gibberellic Acid, Growers, Hurricane Ian, Kaolin Clay, Tips

Researchers make progress on breeding citrus canker-resistant plants; discovery may lead to breeding citrus greening-resistant trees


September 21, 2022

BALM, Fla. – A promising method to support the development of citrus varieties that are resistant to deadly diseases is the advancement of gene editing.  By “knocking out” genes within the plant that are susceptible to the pathogen that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Canker, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Gene Editing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HLB, Resistance, Ruth-borger.borger, Zhanao Deng

UF researchers find new sugar substitutes in citrus that could change food and beverage industry


September 19, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla.—Americans’ love affair with sugar can be a deadly attraction that sometimes leads to major health problems, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Finding natural, non-caloric sugar substitutes is desirable but challenging. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Flavor, Natural Sweetener, Plant Breeding, Ruth-borger.borger, Sugar, Sugar Substitutes, Yu Wang
Oranges on an orange tree in a citrus grove. Photo taken 02-07-20.

2022-23 Florida Citrus Production Guide and Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida


August 19, 2022

This week, Ask IFAS released the 2022–2023 edition of the Florida Citrus Production Guide, an annual reference guide for commercial Florida citrus growers. The Citrus Production Guide includes detailed chapters on diagnosis and management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Biopesticides, Citrus, Citrus Production Guide, Citrus Research And Education Center, Integrated Pest Management, Vegetable Production Handbook

New video explains how gibberellic acid supports citrus trees and reduces fruit drop


August 12, 2022

A treatment to support Florida’s citrus trees needs to be applied now to be most effective. Plant growth regulators are one tool that Florida citrus growers can use to reduce fruit drop. But how and when they are applied on the tree are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Gibberellic Acid, Michael Rogers, Tripti Vashisth, Valencia, Video, Yield

UF researchers to provide information growers can use now to support their operations


July 27, 2022

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will present their latest findings of immediate use to Florida’s citrus and specialty crop growers at the Florida Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo August 17 and 18 ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Production Guide, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Expo, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

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