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Tag: Citrus Research and Education Center

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

Citrus Growers Can Now Earn CEUs On-line  

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, FL — When the annual 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute was canceled due to the stay at home guidelines recommended by the state, growers were shut out of learning the latest research updates… 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

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to… 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

Coming attraction: Florida finger limes could be a new addition to your grocery citrus aisle

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Sweet oranges. Ruby red grapefruit. Sugar Belle mandarins. When one thinks of Florida citrus, these fruits immediately come to mind. But finger limes? A University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist uses work lessons to succeed in new home working environment

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida scientist Christopher Vincent is used to working with the unknown to learn new grove management practices. As a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences plant… Read More

University of Florida researchers find promising new treatment in fight to beat citrus greening

By RUTH BORGER GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered another possible solution to the plague of citrus greening that is impacting Florida’s citrus groves.  This new information adds to the growing portfolio of knowledge that… Read More

Updated citrus nutrition guide helps growers deal with greening

Florida citrus growers hit hard by the citrus greening disease can benefit from UF/IFAS expertise in an updated book — the third edition of the Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees. Greening, known scientifically as huanglongbing (HLB) has caused… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty and Extension agents working hard to deliver for the citrus industry

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla., — While the scenery may have changed, the work remains the same for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus faculty and Extension agents. “The coronavirus pandemic has… Read More