Tag: Michael Rogers

Kaolin Clay May Be Viable Option to Protect Citrus Trees from Asian Citrus Psyllid, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers have begun taking notice of kaolin clay, a powdery white compound, because it can cause Asian citrus psyllids to “not take notice” of their groves. Long used to protect… Read More

UF/IFAS launches new podcast for citrus producers

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Southeast AgNet are partnering to provide the latest news on citrus-related research in a monthly podcast. The podcast, “All in for… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers search for solutions to citrus diseases with Citrus Initiative funds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From nutritional supplements to managing irrigation to grower outreach and education, UF/IFAS researchers are finding additional ways to support Florida citrus growers in their fight against citrus greening disease. Twelve projects were funded by the… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic… Read More

At 100th anniversary, CREC director touts progress toward disease-resistant varieties

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As more than 500 people gathered Wednesday at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center to celebrate the facility’s 100-year anniversary, they commemorated many longstanding partnerships between UF/IFAS and citrus growers. They also learned about… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates partnership as it commemorates century of CREC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether they’ve faced problems with pests, pathogens, soils, water or natural disasters, growers have turned to scientists at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center for answers for the past 100 years. Scientists at the… Read More

See science in action as UF/IFAS celebrates 100 years of Citrus REC

 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and limes. Most people think of these as signature plants of Florida, but scientists have traced their origins back millions of years and across continental land masses, said Fred Gmitter, a UF/IFAS… Read More

UF/IFAS Citrus REC starts centennial celebration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly a century ago, a group of Polk County citrus growers raised about $14,000 to buy land for a research station. Now, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate the… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher to be honored as citrus engineer of year

Reza Ehsani GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher who uses steam to help treat citrus trees infected by greening, will receive this year’s Citrus Engineer of the Year Award. Reza… Read More