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, UF/IFAS scientists offered Florida growers a unique nutritional counseling program that provided free soil and leaf testing and tailored quarterly nutritional counseling in an effort to improve tree health for local operations.
The program has successfully supported growers in managing their groves and UF/IFAS researchers are ready to continue the program for a second year. UF/IFAS is accepting new registrations to participate in the program. If you are a grower currently participating in the program and wish to continue, you should have received an email with a link to confirm participation for 2021-22. It is important to respond to that email by February 15.
UF/IFAS is also accepting new registrations for the nutrition counseling program. Growers wanting to participate in the program must have groves that are a sweet orange variety, five years or older, and have a minimum of five acres. The deadline to register for 2021-22 is February 15, 2021.
Growers new to the program can register to participate by registering here: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mkx5su1IOVW7R3. For questions about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.