Attend the workshop and field visit opportunity on Feb. 8 at CREC to learn about the latest results in citrus nutrition and irrigation.

Florida citrus growers who are interested in the latest research results concerning citrus nutrition and irrigation should attend the UF/IFAS workshop and field visit opportunity at the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred on February 8th. According to a UF/IFAS blog, the workshop will feature UF/IFAS researchers presenting “their findings for integrated nutrient management and crop protection strategies to improve root health, canopy size, juice quality and fruit yield in bearing orange trees. The workshop will provide information on optimal irrigation scheduling and fertilizer timing strategies and irrigation/fertilizer application amounts for both young and mature trees.” See the details of the event below.

Details of the Citrus Nutrition and Irrigation Management Workshop

Highlights of the workshop focusing on citrus nutrition and irrigation workshop include:

  • Presentations on a smartphone irrigation app for young tree irrigation scheduling,
  • Irrigation management strategies for mature trees affected by HLB.
  • Season-long timing of fertilization to match citrus trees’ nutrient demands.
  • Impacts of macro and micronutrients on root health, yield, and juice quality.
  • A field visit to view how the above strategies are used in a grove.

According to the blog, the “workshop is designed for commercial citrus growers. The fee is $40 and includes refreshments, BBQ lunch and printed workbook of materials. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs to 2:00 p.m. Those interested should register for the workshop here.

Griffin Fertilizer is committed to helping both growers and ranchers make sound agronomic and economic decisions in order to maximize the health of their grove and pasture. As a full-service custom dry & liquid fertilizer blender and crop protection product distributor, we will continue our mission to further advance Florida agriculture. For questions or concerns about your farm or pasture, contact us and one of our team will be in touch.