UF/IFAS’s annual Citrus Nutrition Day is slated for December 11th, and it will see the addition of tours of field trials.
UF/IFAS’s annual Citrus Nutrition Day is an event for growers to “learn the latest data about growing the fruit, from the soil up through the plants.” Set for December 11th at the Stuart Conference Center, 1710 Highway 17 South, Bartow, Florida, the event will see the addition of tours of fertilizer field trials at the Peace River Packing grove in Polk County along with the usual educational citrus presentations, according to a UF/IFAS blog. See the details of the offerings at the event below.
Citrus Nutrition Day Presentations
Tripti Vashisth, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences and citrus Extension specialist and researcher behind the fertilizer field trials, maintained the field tours were added to display the so-far positive results of the study. “Growers will get to see the trees and fruit load on them. Last year, we found that some of the enhanced mineral nutrition trials yielded better than conventional nutrition, and we anticipate the same this year, therefore, growers might be interested in seeing this ongoing trial,” Vashisth said in the blog.
According to the UF/IFAS blog, the other presentations include:
- “Irrigation management for trees affected by citrus greening, or huanglongbing (HLB); Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of soil and water sciences, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida.”
- “Effect of soil pH on tree nutrient status; Kelly Morgan, professor of soil and water sciences and center director, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC, Immokalee, Florida.”
- “Improving performance of HLB-affected trees with macro- and micro-nutrients; Kadyampakeni, UF/IFAS CREC.”
- “Interpreting leaf tissue nutrient data from HLB-affected Groves; Arnold Schumann, professor of soil and water sciences, UF/IFAS CREC.”
- “Nutrition trial update, Tripti Vashisth; assistant professor of horticultural sciences and citrus Extension specialist, UF/ IFAS CREC.”
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