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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

Growers can learn more about Plant Growth Regulators and Citrus at Free Webinar


April 6, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Florida citrus growers can learn more about the use of plant-growth regulators (PGRs) and how they can fight against fruit drop at an upcoming online webinar presented by the University of Florida Institute of Food and ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Gibberellic Acid, Horticultural Sciences, Plant-growth Regulators, Tripti Vashisth, Webinar

Finger Limes, unique new options for Florida growers, topic of March symposium


February 17, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. ---   Finger limes, a unique citrus variety gaining interest among chefs, foodies and citrus growers, will be the topic of an upcoming symposium sponsored by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Chefs, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Finger Limes, Foodies, HLB, Manjul Dutt, Symposium, Tolerance, USDA-NIFA

UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar


February 2, 2021

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus fruit dropping before harvest has been a perennial problem for Florida growers but one that is particularly challenging during the 2020-21 growing season. Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Fruit Drop, Growers, Horticultural Sciences, Pre-harvest Fruit Drop, Tripti Vashisth

UF scientists study how to breed faster-growing plants


January 27, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – In order to improve photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems. More specifically, Christopher Vincent and Fred Gmitter hope to find the optimal relationship ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbohydrates, Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Grant, Leaf Growth, Nifa, Nutrients, Photosynthesis, Plant Leaves, Plants, USDA, Water

University of Florida citrus nutrition consulting program to continue; new participants wanted


January 26, 2021

By: Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus researchers have found that following the appropriate nutritional and irrigation guidelines designed for a specific grove is one ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Nutrition, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Extension Agent, Grove, Tree Health

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