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Tag: Citrus

State investment in scientific research is working 

By: Michael E. Rogers,  Professor and Center Director,  UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Citrus is intrinsically tied to the Floridian experience. We grow more of it than anywhere in the world. We are the center of orange… Read More

Finding Natural Sweetness Enhancers in Citrus That May Lead to Citrus Beverages with Lower Sugar Content

At UF/IFAS, we are working on finding solutions for Florida’s citrus growers. This is a summary of one project made possible by state legislative funding for the UF/IFAS Citrus Initiative during the 2018-19 cycle. It documents how we… Read More

New UF/IFAS website helps consumers understand importance of plant breeding program

Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to a business that sells plants, and you’ll see lantanas, coleuses, caladiums and… Read More

Nutrient Management of HLB Affected Round Orange and Grapefruit

At UF/IFAS, we are working on finding solutions for Florida’s citrus growers.  This is a summary of one project made possible by state legislative funding for the UF/IFAS Citrus Initiative during the 2018-19 funding cycle. It documents how… Read More

Ben Hill Griffin III, supporter of UF/IFAS, higher education and communities, passes at 78

The name Ben Hill Griffin has resonated through the agriculture, citrus and higher education sectors of Florida for generations, and Ben Hill Griffin III carried that torch with commitment and leadership. Griffin was known for his extraordinary generosity… Read More

Irrigation Scheduling and Soil Moisture Sensors in Cold Hardy Citrus

Soil moisture sensors are an incredibly valuable tool that can be used to make informed irrigation decisions. Soil moisture sensors are even more valuable when combined with an irrigation schedule. For Cold Hardy Citrus, there are critical times… Read More

UF/IFAS experts outline hurricane prep, recovery for citrus growers

Like all farmers, Florida’s citrus producers must prepare for the worst before a hurricane strikes. That’s why Fernando Alferez co-wrote a manual that gives growers tips on how to get their citrus farm ready for – and recover… Read More

In Memoriam: Gene Albrigo

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year,  UF/IFAS lost one of its most accomplished faculty members. Below is a remembrance written by Jim Syvertsen, Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Florida/IFAS  and  published in the  June 2020 issue of… Read More