2020-’21 UF/IFAS Citrus Production Guide Available

Clint Thompson Citrus, Florida, Top Posts

By: Ruth Borger, 517-803-7631, rborger@ufl.edu LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — While the coronavirus pandemic has changed much of the University of Florida citrus programming, one annual tradition continues, albeit with some changes. The 2020-2021 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Production Guide is now available to growers, just as it has in years past. The difference is that growers …

Citrus and VSC Expos Start Wednesday

Clint Thompson Citrus, Florida, Top Posts, Vegetables

The 2020 Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo will be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 19-20. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event has transitioned to a virtual format, but growers can still get the same great Expo experience they are accustomed to. Both the citrus and VSC seminar programs will debut online at CitrusExpo.net at 9:30 a.m. …

Navigating Generational Differences in Ag

Clint Thompson Citrus, Florida, Top Posts

With more than one generation working side by side on the farm, there are situations that can be tricky to navigate at times. However, it’s important to take the time to look at things through another person’s vantage point and consider how to cater to the strengths of each generation to better the farming operation. The most recent and concluding …

Florida Citrus Growers Have New Tool to Fight Greening

Clint Thompson Citrus, Disease, Florida, Top Posts

By: Ruth Borger, 517-803-7631, rborger@ufl.edu LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — If information is power, Florida citrus growers have a new asset in their fight against citrus greening disease which has been impacting the state’s multi-billion dollar citrus industry. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences statewide citrus program launched a major revision of a website, providing instant access …

Do You Use Carbaryl on Citrus or Blueberries?

Clint Thompson Berries, Citrus, Florida, Top Posts

The Environmental Protection Agency is re-evaluating the risks of Carbaryl for continued registration of this chemical. In order to protect Carbaryl for use, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association is surveying growers on its use. Your data is critically important. Even if you do not use Carbaryl, input is needed. The Cabaryl case study will be presented as part of …

New Format Planned for Educational Sessions During Virtual Citrus Expo

Clint Thompson Alabama, Citrus, Florida, Georgia, Top Posts, Vegetables, VSC Expo

While coronavirus will prevent the citrus industry from gathering this year at Citrus Expo, it will not stop growers from getting the education they need. The 2020 Citrus Expo educational program will be held live online Aug. 19–20 and will include door prizes. If you’re lucky, you could walk away with one of four $200 Bass Pro gift cards! The …

Florida Orange Production and Latest U.S. Estimates

Clint Thompson Alabama, Citrus, Florida, Georgia, Top Posts

The nation’s orange production season is winding down and Florida’s production is almost finished. Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued its June forecast, which showed a decrease in the Florida citrus crop. Rod Bain has a story looking at the production estimates for the crop nearing the final totals for the marketing year. Click …