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UF survey: ‘Florida’ branding on orange juice helps it sell better

Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida, new University of Florida research shows. In fact, top reasons consumers purchase orange juice include taste, health benefits and… 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… Read More

University of Florida citrus faculty secure federal funding in ongoing fight against citrus greening

LAKE ALFRED, Fla — University of Florida citrus researchers continue to provide innovative leadership in the fight against the devastating disease Huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening disease. The USDA National Institute of Food and… Read More

Citrus growers can get answers to their questions about growing citrus in the HLB-era at upcoming UF/IFAS CREC open house

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Citrus growers can get answers to some of the most pressing questions about successfully and safely growing citrus in the HLB-era at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More

UF professor recognized for a career of accomplishment

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Fred G. Gmitter, Jr., professor of horticulture and citrus breeder at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, has been recognized as a… Read More

Promising advancements in biocontrol treatment that slows citrus greening  

By RUTH BORGER APOPKA, Fla. — Florida citrus growers may have a new tool to help them slow the presence of citrus greening in already diseased trees.  While there is no cure for Huanglongbing (HLB),… Read More

Graduate student sees the future of worldwide crop production in new cultivars  

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Martin Zapien scans long rows of tree canopies each morning and thinks about how the future of food production will advance with new citrus cultivars. All of the… Read More

New educational presentations available to citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Looking for news that you can use now to improve citrus grove management?  Six new presentations from UF/IFAS researchers are now available for viewing on the UF/IFAS Extension citrus… Read More

Plant sap analysis in citrus production workshop offered to growers

By RUTH BORGER FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Monitoring the nutrient status of a citrus grove is a critical tool in successful grove management in the citrus greening environment.  Plant sap analysis is an additional tool… Read More

UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar

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… Read More