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Citrus Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop Planned for February 8

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Citrus growers depend on the latest information regarding the best irrigation and nutrition strategies for growing productive trees.  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share recent results for optimal… Read More

Study points to importance of magnesium in fertilization of HLB-affected citrus trees

UF/IFAS researchers are trying to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease. New research shows magnesium may play an important role in boosting the productivity of HLB orange trees. Specifically, the researchers… Read More

Integrated Pest Management for controlling Citrus Greening

Florida citrus industry has been influenced by citrus greening disease or huanglongbing (HLB) severely. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that is transmitted by a tiny insect called Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Unfortunately, there is no cure for greening… Read More

UF ag engineer develops smart-spray technology to help reduce fertilizer, pesticides

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Growers need to spray efficiently so they can apply pesticides and fertilizer only to crops – and minimize the chemicals that may contaminate natural resources. As they battle the economically devastating citrus greening disease, farmers… Read More

Study examines nutrient interactions and impact on HLB-affected citrus trees

As UF/IFAS researchers look to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease, there is a consensus that nutrient applications help. Specifically, nitrogen, calcium, and magnesium play a role in boosting the productivity… Read More

UF Flavor Summit Returns in 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — After a year’s postponement because of the Covid pandemic, the University of Florida is hosting the 2022 Flavor Summit – Industry Perspectives, February 22-24, 2022.  Industry professionals are invited to attend and learn about… Read More

Citrus Flower Bud Advisories Resume for 2021-22

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The University of Florida will resume providing growers regular flower bud advisories as the critical time for citrus grove management begins this winter. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences associate professor Tripti Vashisth… Read More