Author Archives: Dr. Mongi Zekri

About Dr. Mongi Zekri

Dr. Mongi Zekri is a UF/IFAS multi-county citrus Extension agent based in LaBelle.

Feed The Leaves

Foliar feeding is not intended to completely replace soil-applied fertilization of the macronutrients (nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous). However, macronutrients can be foliarly applied in sufficient quantities to influence both fruit yield and quality. Some crops, like citrus, can have a large part of the nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous requirements met through foliar applications. Foliar applications

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Reap Benefits With Citrus Mechanical Harvesting

To be competitive in an increasingly global marketplace, Florida citrus growers must reduce harvesting costs. Furthermore, immigration issues may force a substantial decrease in the available numbers of workers to harvest citrus. These concerns pushed the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) to re-examine the feasibility of mechanical harvesting for citrus. For the last few years,

Feeding Frenzy

Foliar feeding is not intended to completely replace soil-applied fertilization of the macronutrients (nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous). However, macronutrients can be foliarly applied in sufficient quantities to influence both fruit yield and quality. Some crops, such as citrus, can have a large part of the nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous requirements met through foliar applications. Foliar

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Top It Off

Tree response to hedging and topping depends on several factors, including variety, tree age, vigor, growing conditions, and production practices. No one system or set of rules is adequate for the numerous situations encountered in the field. Growers are encouraged to gain a clear understanding of the principles involved in hedging and topping, to take