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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

Citrus Advisory System alerts growers so they can stem post-bloom fruit drop

October 22, 2020

Beep. Beep. Beep. That’s the sound of the alert, telling a citrus grower it’s time to spray fungicide to help prevent fruit from falling off the tree. When the brand-new fruit falls off a citrus tree, post-bloom fruit drop (PFD), as it’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Citrus, Citrus Advisory System, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Clyde Fraisse, Disease, Fungicide, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Megan Dewdney, Mobile Device, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Post-bloom Fruit Drop, Web Tool

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