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Post-Hurricane Ian resources for Florida citrus growers


October 11, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have tips for citrus growers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Tips include applying the plant growth regulator gibberellic acid to ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fruit Drop, Gibberellic Acid, Growers, Hurricane Ian, Kaolin Clay, Tips

UF-developed web-based tool helps blueberry growers control disease

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August 16, 2022

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in other words, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Anthracnose Fruit Rot, Blueberries, Blueberry Advisory System, Doug Phillips, Fungicide, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Text Alerts, Web Tool

UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries

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August 10, 2022

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Compounds, Consumers, Flavor, Genetics, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Seedlings, Strawberries, Taste, Vance Whitaker, Zhen Fan

UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants

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April 6, 2022

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants

Education and Industry–FNGLA Action Chapter 2/8/22 Event on Alternatives to Glyphosate


January 27, 2022

Horticulture is HUGE in Florida, and FNGLA is the oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the environmental horticulture industry in Florida. FNGLA stands for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. With a whopping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: CEU, Chemical, Education, FNGLA, Glyphosate, Grass, Growers, Herbicide, Horticulture, Hwooten, Industry, Industry Update, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Lawn, Ornamental, Pest Control, Pesticide, Pesticides, Turf

‘SWFL Fresh’ campaign encourages purchase of local food

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June 29, 2021

Special to The News-Press, May 30, 2020 Southwest Florida is home to a wide range of agricultural commodities, and our farmers are producing some of the freshest fruits, vegetables and seafood you can find. That’s good news for our residents ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Consumer, Growers, Local Food, Marketing, Producers, Products, Sustainability, SWFL, SWFL Fresh

University of Florida citrus nutrition consulting program deadline is February 15

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February 10, 2021

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers interested in participating in the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus nutrition counseling program should register by February 15, 2021. Last year, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Citrus Nutrition, Citrus Nutrition Counseling Program, Grove Management, Growers, Leaf Testing, Soil Testing, Sweet Orange, UF IFAS Extension

UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar

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February 2, 2021

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus fruit dropping before harvest has been a perennial problem for Florida growers but one that is particularly challenging during the 2020-21 growing season. Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Fruit Drop, Growers, Horticultural Sciences, Pre-harvest Fruit Drop, Tripti Vashisth

UF survey requests citrus grower input to help set research directions

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December 8, 2020

By RUTH BORGER   LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida entomologist Lauren Diepenbrock is looking to the future of her research program and needs citrus industry professionals to help her see a clear picture. Since arriving at ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Integrated Pest Management, Lauren Diepenbrock, Survey

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