As recently as five years ago, Florida citrus growers did not routinely put protective covers on their trees as part of their grove management. Now, the mesh covers at least 1 million trees on about 17,000 acres, mostly thanks to successful ... READ MORE
University of Florida scientists will elevate their efforts to control citrus greening, with about $5 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
NIFA, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, split funding ... READ MORE
Join us for an exciting event filled with research based information and techniques. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this in-person gathering is perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of gardening in north ... READ MORE
It’s game day. The excitement around stadiums is palpable. The college football season will kick off shortly, and many fans will enjoy the company of family and friends while tailgating before and after the game.
That means food – lots ... READ MORE
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Industry professionals and leading researchers in flavor science will gather for the 3rd International Flavor Summit March 4-6, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. The summit offers those interested in learning more about the ... READ MORE
Recap of August First Friday with Florida First Detector
In August, we talked about invasive pests on citrus. Historically, the citrus industry has been super important in Florida and continued to be today. Despite challenges in citrus production ... READ MORE
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected UF/IFAS entomologist Lukasz Stelinksi one of six new Fellows of the Society for 2023. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions ... READ MORE
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – The University of Florida citrus researchers and Extension program staff will provide multiple educational programs at the 2023 Florida Citrus Expo, August 16-17. Faculty and staff will participate both days of the Expo, ... READ MORE
The rising temperatures and climate change challenges of recent years have brought a significant threat to citrus trees. Heat stress, caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures, poses a severe risk to citrus trees. Also, excessive soil ... READ MORE