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375,000 acres of citrus in Ian’s path


September 28, 2022

Hurricane-strength winds are expected across nearly 175,000 acres of citrus groves as Hurricane Ian follows its track along the Florida peninsula. An additional 200,000-plus acres of Florida’s hallmark crop may see tropical storm-force winds. Agriculture ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS
Tags: Christa Court, Citrus, Disaster Preparation, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Recovery

Researchers make progress on breeding citrus canker-resistant plants; discovery may lead to breeding citrus greening-resistant trees


September 21, 2022

BALM, Fla. – A promising method to support the development of citrus varieties that are resistant to deadly diseases is the advancement of gene editing.  By “knocking out” genes within the plant that are susceptible to the pathogen that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Canker, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Gene Editing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HLB, Resistance, Ruth-borger.borger, Zhanao Deng

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
Oranges on an orange tree in a citrus grove. Photo taken 02-07-20.

2022-23 Florida Citrus Production Guide and Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida


August 19, 2022

This week, Ask IFAS released the 2022–2023 edition of the Florida Citrus Production Guide, an annual reference guide for commercial Florida citrus growers. The Citrus Production Guide includes detailed chapters on diagnosis and management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Biopesticides, Citrus, Citrus Production Guide, Citrus Research And Education Center, Integrated Pest Management, Vegetable Production Handbook

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

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