Attendees can learn about field trials concerning citrus nutrition and gibberellic acid at the UF/IFAS Field Day on December 14th.

Florida citrus growers should register now for the Field Day on December 14th hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County. Attendees will visit field trial sites and attend a free lunch and discussion of the trials focusing on citrus nutrition and the use of gibberellic acid. The event is also free, but preregistration is required. Explore the details below.

Field Trials: Citrus Nutrition and Gibberellic Acid

The event will start at 9:30 am with an overview at the Stuart Conference Center, located at 1710 U.S. 17 in Bartow, Florida. Attendees will then travel to the various sites where the field trials are being done.

The first is a multi-year citrus nutrition field trial that “was designed to provide an effective mitigation of HLB-infected citrus trees,” according to a UF/IFAS blog. According to the blog, “The results of the trial indicate that HLB can be managed to some degree in the field using mineral nutrition.” The trial is also intended to guide recommendations for citrus nutrition in the grove. Additionally, attendees will also learn about the methodologies used in the trial that utilize canopy density to evaluate the efficacy of nutritional treatments used to manage citrus greening.

The second field trial includes the use of gibberellic acid to “manage citrus flowering and tree stress.” Attendees will then meet back at the Stuart Conference Center for a free lunch and presentations on the field trials.

Those interested can register here.

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