An updated quick reference guide, “Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus,” has been released for Florida citrus growers and others.

Weeds are a major problem for those in Florida ag, and citrus growers are no exception. To aid in the identification of unknown weeds, the  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension bookstore has updated and released their quick reference guide, “Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus,” for citrus growers and anyone looking to identify unknown weeds, according to a UF/IFAS blog. See the details of the guide below.

Details of the Identification of Weeds in Florida Citrus Guide

Co-authored by Stephen Futch, a multi-county UF/IFAS Extension agent emeritus; David W. Hall, formerly with UF/IFAS and the Florida Museum of Natural History; and Brent Sellers, a UF/IFAS agronomy professor based at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, the guide is pocket-sized and features 99 weed species that could be found in Florida citrus groves or on other Florida ag operations. It includes color photos and descriptions for aiding identification.

The guide is not only for citrus growers and those in agriculture. “The comprehensiveness of this guide makes it useful not only for growers in the citrus industry, but it would also be a good tool for farmers, homeowners, naturalists or gardeners,” Futch said in the blog.

Futch also maintained that the guide has been updated with additional weeds. “We added 33 weed species to this edition, expanding the resource it can be for those looking to identify an unfamiliar plant,” he said.

The guide can be bought online for $10 at, or in person at the UF/IFAS Extension bookstore, located at 1374 Sabal Palm Drive in Gainesville.

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