Tag: Citrus

Citrus Industry to Sample Latest UF/IFAS Varieties

WHO: Citrus growers, packers, gift fruit shippers and others will sample the latest offerings from the UF/IFAS Plant Improvement Team. WHAT: Growers, nurseries, packers, processors, gift fruit shippers, marketers and others will feel, taste and smell the latest… Read More

New Grapefruit Rootstock, Scion Experiment Rises from UF/IFAS Experimental Grove

BY ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The world’s peerless grapefruit grows in the Indian River Citrus District. Fruit balanced with sugar and tart, and a thin rind for easy peeling, the fruit is sold mostly for export… Read More

New UF/IFAS Kits to Help Citrus Growers

Florida’s citrus growers can soon get additional help in managing citrus greening through the newly developed UF/IFAS Citrus Nutrition Program. The basis for the program is to improve the overall health and productivity of citrus groves affected by… Read More

Plant Improvement Specialist to Ensure New Citrus Varieties Have Best Traits

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Many citrus growers want to replant their groves that are withering because of greening. But they need field data to know which varieties to plant. Gathering that information takes time. As a rule, though,… Read More

Laurie Hurner: From the Family Farm to County Extension Director, Citrus is in Her Blood

SEBRING, Fla. — Laurie Hurner grew up in a fifth-generation Florida citrus-growing family, and she and her sisters worked their farm in Highlands County. “My parents had three daughters,” said Hurner, the director of UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County… Read More

A Glimpse at Emergency Operations Center with UF/IFAS Extension Agent

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — As weather experts reported of Hurricane Dorian’s forecasting challenges, emergency operation centers (EOC) in the path of the storm started assembling earlier than usual. While you may think all the action taking place at… Read More

Seven Gardening Hacks for 2019

From apples to figs, beans to zinnia, gardeners in North Florida face a number of challenges. Join us [no soil required] as we dig into the science of gardening in sandy soils.  Meeting 2-3:30 pm. Friday; September 20,… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Ben Tubbs

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised… Read More

Lebbeck Mealybug

The Lebbeck mealybug (Nipaecoccus viridis) has been reported in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties since it’s first occurrence in Palm Beach in 2009. This species has been found on over forty host plants in Florida, including… Read More