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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

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

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

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

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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

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