UF/IFAS will be presenting a webinar on plant growth regulators in citrus, like gibberellic acid and brassinosteroids, on April 27th.

Florida citrus growers should register now for the UF/IFAS webinar coming up on April 27th addressing plant growth regulators (PGRs). According to a Citrus Industry article, the free webinar, “Gibberellic Acid Research Update and Other PGRs for Florida Citrus,” will focus on the use of PGRs like gibberellic acid to combat fruit drop. See the details below.

Plant Growth Regulators and Fruit Drop

Presented by Tripti Vashisth, an associate professor of horticultural sciences at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, and Fernando Alferez, an assistant professor of horticultural sciences at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, the webinar will focus on recent studies into plant growth regulators like gibberellic acid and brassinosteroids and their efficacy in combating fruit drop.

Recent research has pointed to the effectiveness in gibberellic acid in helping citrus trees to deal with the effects of citrus greening. While treatments of gibberellic acid have shown to help a citrus tree to be healthier, improve production, and to reduce fruit drop, the timing of treatments is an important considerations, especially concerning the differences in treatment between Valencias and Hamlins.

The webinar will also give attendees the opportunity to ask questions of Vashisth and Alferez. Attendees can submit questions here.

Those interested in the free webinar must pre-register here. The webinar will be conducted via Zoom.

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