The University of Florida is hosting a workshops featuring training and updates on what’s going on in citrus research.

The Florida citrus industry has become a much more complicated endeavor since citrus greening was found in 2005. In order to produce a lucrative crop, citrus growers have to utilize the latest in citrus research like never before. In an effort to put the latest in citrus research into the hands of Florida’s citrus growers, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting a workshop on September 25th in Sebring, Florida, according to a UF/IFAS blog. See the details below.

Details of Citrus Research Workshops

The workshop will cover a lot of information. According to the article, “Faculty at the workshop will cover topics in entomology, horticulture and plant pathology and will teach growers how to test soil pH, soil electrical conductivity — which measures nutrients in soil — soil moisture and tree root health with easy methods and easy to use instruments.”

“In the past of couple of years, we have learned that managing optimum soil pH is critical for the health and productivity of HLB-affected trees. Therefore, if they can test soil pH in the field in just a few minutes, growers can test multiple locations with minimum expense, which will help them make quick decisions for optimal grove management,” said said Tripti Vashisth, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences and Citrus Extension specialist in the article.

Register for the workshop here.

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