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Expert Says Citrus Flush is the Key to the Citrus Greening Disease Cycle

Explore how experts say citrus flush is the key to the citrus greening disease cycle, and thus the key to breaking it.   Citrus greening is enemy #1 in the […]

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Measuring the Nutritional Needs of Citrus Trees in Light of Citrus Greening

See the latest research on determining nutritional needs of citrus trees with citrus greening, also known as HLB.   Researchers have long known that citrus greening, also called HLB, changes […]

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A Look at Important Factors in Citrus Irrigation Scheduling

See the features and factors of irrigation scheduling that will improve nutrition and fertilizer management   Water is an important topic in agriculture in Florida, no matter what part of […]

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Steps for Installing Moisture Sensors for Citrus Irrigation

Moisture sensors are a good option for monitoring citrus irrigation, so you’ll want to make sure they are installed correctly.   Irrigating citrus is a necessity in The Sunshine State, […]

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Nanocrystals May Protect Fruit Against Frost Damage 

Explore the research being done into whether nanocrystals can be a viable option to protect fruit from frost damage.    Summer temperatures will certainly reign supreme in Florida for many […]

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Primer on Biostimulants

Explore biostimulants, finding out what they are—what they aren’t—and what they can do for those in agriculture.   Chances are you’ve heard of biostimulants, but an article on GrowingProduce.com is […]

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UF/IFAS Hosting Hemp Workshops in August

For those interested in growing hemp, or wanting to know more about the industry, UF/IFAS is offering workshops in August.   Florida growers are always on the lookout for alternative […]

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Results of Study on Heat Treatments and Bactericides

Explore the latest results concerning heat treatments and bactericides to combat citrus greening, also called HLB.   Florida citrus researchers have been looking for treatment options to fight citrus greening, […]

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One Citrus Company’s Efforts to Make Bactericides More Effective Against Citrus Greening

See what one Florida citrus company is doing to make bactericides more effective in fighting citrus greening, also known as HLB.   Bactericides were touted as a potential silver bullet […]

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Benefits of Different Jets and Different Placement for Irrigating Citrus

See the benefits of using different jets for irrigating citrus to have the most beneficial impact on Florida citrus trees.   Irrigating citrus is a must with Florida’s dry season […]

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Takeaways on Using Soil Sensors for Citrus Irrigation

See the highlights concerning the latest information about using soil sensors for citrus irrigation.   A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) group of researchers put […]

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Register Now for the Citrus Expo in August

Registration is now open for the Citrus Expo, slated for August 15th and 16th in North Ft. Myers, Florida.   Citrus growers from all over the state—and others in the […]

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Coping With Citrus Greening: Planting Density and Technology

A Florida citrus grower discusses how planting density and technology could help growers cope with citrus greening.   Citrus trials have been on-going at Southern Gardens Citrus since 2012, looking […]

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Florida Citrus Mutual and USDA Urge Citrus Growers to Make a Whip Appointment

Florida citrus growers are urged to make a WHIP appointment—for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program—to discuss eligibility for payments due to damage from Hurricane Irma.   Florida Citrus Mutual […]

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Hurricane Recovery Funding Sees Some Numbers

Florida citrus growers were presented with some numbers concerning hurricane recovery funding recently.   Early July saw a meeting hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual where numbers were discussed concerning hurricane […]

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More Resources Concerning Prevented Planting and Crop Insurance

Explore more resources concerning prevented planting and crop insurance due to rain and flooding.   Earlier in the month, we shared a Q & A from a whitepaper concerning prevented […]

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Berry Growers Can Benefit From a Disease and Pest Diagnostic Tool

Berry growers all over the nation can benefit from a newly created disease and pest diagnostic tool.   Berries are an important crop in the U.S., but they also come […]

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Florida Citrus Grower Shares Strategies to Cope With Citrus Greening

A Florida citrus grower shared his company’s plans for dealing with citrus greening, also called HLB.   The Citrus Mutual annual conference in June saw a Florida citrus grower share […]

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Q & A on Crop Insurance and Prevented Planting

Find answers to your questions concerning crop insurance and prevented planting due to rain, courtesy of two UGA Extension economists.   Much of the Southeast experienced crop-disrupting rain in May […]

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Vanilla Could be Next Alternative Florida Crop

Researchers with UF/IFAS are looking into vanilla’s worth as a new alternative Florida crop.   Vanilla is a favorite flavor in this country according to a Vegetable and Specialty Crop […]

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