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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

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

UF professor earns award from UF/IFAS Extension peers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Water is essential to Florida farmers. They scrutinize the amount available, its quality and when and how they should use it to grow crops, feed animals and sustain their livelihood. University… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension agents working together to better serve citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER  LAKE ALFRED, FL — Florida’s citrus growers have long benefited from productive relationships with UF/IFAS Extension commercial citrus agents who work in central and Southwest Florida. And it’s about to get better. UF/IFAS Extension commercial… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers try to reduce fruit drop, increase yield in Valencia, Hamlin oranges

UF/IFAS citrus scientists Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez are trying to reduce the amount of fruit that drops from Hamlin and Valencia trees prior to harvest. If fruit drops, growers can’t harvest it, and that leads to losses… Read More

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The University of Florida IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center has a new way for you to receive the latest news from our researchers and faculty! The UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center blog is now available at… Read More

Lessons Learned While Conducting Rootstock Field Trials

This blog is authored by:   Bill Castle,  professor emeritus, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Fred Gmitter, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Jude Grosser, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center           “The… Read More