The latest citrus production guide is available for Florida citrus producers to utilize to know the Best Practices when it comes to growing citrus.

Every year the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) puts out a Citrus Production Guide, and the 2020-2021 edition is available. According to a Citrus Industry article, the guide “includes the latest technical advice on citrus greening disease, tree nutrition, grove management and other aspects of Florida citrus cultivation.” Explore the guide, and find out how to get one, below.

Details of the New Citrus Production Guide

According to the article, the new guide is 264 pages, and its “a comprehensive reference meant to assist growers in development and management of citrus groves in Florida.” Around 50 UF/IFAS researchers, professors, Extension agents, and other personnel contributed, such as Lauren Diepenbrock, a UF/IFAS entomology assistant professor and a member of the guide’s editorial team.

Topics in the new Citrus Production Guide include “planting, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, insect management and disease management,” according to the article and Diepenbrock. “Each year, we update the guide with new information as it becomes available, so that we can continue to meet the needs of our growers as we learn about and/or develop new tools and strategies for citrus production,” Diepenbrock said in the article.

Growers can pick up a physical copy at their local UF/IFAS Extension county office; it’s recommended they call ahead to ensure the site is open and there are guides available. Another option is for growers to access the online version of the guide here.

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