Keep up-to-date with the latest ongoing research in citrus on the UF/IFAS citrus website. 

Research in citrus is going on in many different areas all over the Sunshine State. Citrus is a major component of Florida’s ag industry, so it’s a major focus of many researcher institutions, such as the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). In order to connect citrus growers to the research, UF/IFAS created a website for all of their citrus-related activities, including a section disseminating on-going research. Explore the section’s offerings below.

Exploring Current Research in Citrus

The website offers summaries and updated results of current and past citrus research. New information is posted often, helping citrus growers stay up-to-date with the latest information. Broken into sections, the website offers information on research having to do with:

The Economics of Citrus. These research topics include looking at the economics of citrus, such as examining pest management and high-density plantings.

Grove Management Practices. Research topics include biostimulantsIndividual Protective Covers (IPCs), AI and robotics, and more.  

New Variety Development. These research topics are focused on the development of young citrus, with topics touching on seed peoduction, rootstock, disease tolerance, and more.

Nutrient and Water Management. This section contains research focused on the use of nutrients and irrigation.

Pathogen (Clas) Biology and Management. These research listings are concerned with combating the bacteria responsible for citrus greening, Clas.

Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) Management. These research topics are focused towards controlling the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP), the vector of citrus greening.

Root Health Management. Roots are importantin citrus, especially when it comes to fighting citrus greening and other pathogens. These studies look at ways to improve root health or combat root-affecting pathogens and pests.

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