Tagged citrus research

inspecting citrus greening leaves
Insect & Disease Update
May 3, 2017
Big Bucks Booster for Citrus Research in Spending Bill
Funding would be used to fight HLB and explore methods for a cure. Read More
A.H. Whitmore Farm in Leesburg, FL, as seen from Google Earth
Varieties & Rootstocks
March 16, 2017
Experimental Citrus Groves Disappearing in Florida
Challenges to growth expand as vital research is in dire need of a home. Read More
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center sign
February 2, 2017
University of Florida Celebrating a Century of Citrus Research
Cheers all around for UF/IFAS' CREC, the largest facility in the world devoted to a single commodity. Read More
New UF/IFAS scientist Liliana Cano
Insect & Disease Update
April 4, 2016
Scientist Set To Join Fray Of Florida’s Citrus Fight
Newly hired UF/IFAS plant pathologist to focus on genome analyses of the most important pathogens affecting the Sunshine State’s signature crop. Read More
FL Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill
March 16, 2016
Citrus-Related Programs Survive Florida’s 2016-2017 Budget Ax
More than $20 million worth of appropriations and incentives avoid veto stamp, get approved by state legislature. Read More
hand holding sliced citrus
Insect & Disease Update
October 18, 2015
Citrus Research And Development Foundation Stepping Up For An Industry In Need
Florida Citrus Mutual's Mike Sparks appreciative of organization's drive to keep the state's signature crop alive. Read More
Michael Rogers testifies before congress about HLB
Insect & Disease Update
August 13, 2015
Citrus Greening Fight Goes To Washington
New Citrus Research and Education Center director informs Congress of the dire threat presented by HLB. Read More
June 16, 2014
USDA: New Farm Bill Funds Available For Citrus Greening Fight
$31.5 million being allocated to test various ways to thwart disease throttling the U.S. citrus industry. Read More
April 28, 2014
NBC Nightly News Puts Citrus Greening In Primetime Spotlight
Report gives general public details about how HLB is putting a stranglehold on the Sunshine State’s signature crop. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
December 19, 2012
Scientists Hone In On Medication-Safe Grapefruit
According to Fred Gmitter, a University of Florida citrus breeder, the quest to develop a grapefruit hybrid that will not Read More
The Latest
July 20, 2017
Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Taken Up a N…
Current conditions in the tropics warrant marked revision in potential storm season scenarios. Read More
July 19, 2017
Researchers On a Mission to Find More Pl…
Federal grant to aid exploration of food security solutions for the future. Read More
July 19, 2017
Farm Labor Stories Making the News This …
The agricultural labor shortage is strong enough that the consumer press is beginning to report on it regularly. Here are the stories making headlines this month. Read More
Sweet Corn
July 19, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Corn &#…
Each month, American Vegetable Grower® will offer growing tips on specific varieties, supplied by the breeder or distributor. This month, we’re offering Read More
July 19, 2017
Florida Grower Magazine is Seeking Your …
Life hacks are common in social media threads these days. They are those clever ideas or tricks aimed at making Read More
July 19, 2017
4 Challenges Large Operations Face in Or…
Organic vegetable production in Monterey County has evolved over the past 25 years. It was once the domain of small- Read More
Farm Management
July 19, 2017
Tom Nunes, V: The Best Labor Solutions A…
Competition for skilled farm labor is fierce in the West. But Nunes Vegetables, Inc. believes when growers work together, they will attract more workers to their community. Read More
July 14, 2017
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Predator Egg …
Samuri wasp parasitized egg mass found in Southern New Jersey peach orchard. Read More
July 14, 2017
Everglades Agricultural Area Farmers Win…
Annual report shows use of best management practices results in another massive reduction in phosphorus flow. Read More
July 13, 2017
Scientists Keying in on Sweeter and Stro…
New study shows grafting can give growers an upper hand on soilborne disease threats. Read More
July 13, 2017
The Road is Long to Farm Bill 2018 [Opin…
Participation in this process will be crucial to ensure your needs are understood and addressed. Read More
July 13, 2017
Trade Talk to Top Florida Fruit & Ve…
Trade issues are top of mind these days for specialty crop producers. Efforts have been underway since early this year Read More
July 12, 2017
Shaky Florida Citrus Season Skids to a S…
Final USDA tally confirms continuing downward trend of production in the HLB era. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
July 12, 2017
Encourage New Citrus Growth by Getting B…
2017 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Ed Pines says producing crops under protective screen is a way to farm more and stress less. Read More
July 12, 2017
Tomato Pests Can Be Induced to Cannibali…
The University of Wisconsin's John Orrock says when beet armyworms are exposed to concentrations of methyl jasmonate, they will abandon eating tomatoes — and start eating one another. Read More
July 12, 2017
USDA Pulls 8 Products from Approved Orga…
After a few months of speculation, the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has published its Sunset 2017 final rule on approved products for organic production and handling. Read More
July 12, 2017
We Need to Fight for Fruit and Vegetable…
In the last 10 years, an alliance has used its combined voice to create programs like the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, the Specialty Crop Block Grant program, the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program, and others. Read More
More Vegetables
July 12, 2017
8 Carrot Varieties You Should Know About
Consider adding one of these carrot varieties to your crop mix during the next growing cycle. Read More