The citrus industry in Florida has historically been an important sector of the state’s agricultural economy, and remains so today. Citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruit, tangelos, tangerines, limes, and other specialty fruits, are the state’s largest agricultural commodity. Florida is the world’s leading producing region for grapefruit and second only to Brazil in orange production. The state produces over 80 percent of the United States’ supply of citrus.
Central Florida Weather Watch
Follow the link below for information about 2015-16 Central Florida Weather Watch:
Citrus BMP Information
2014 Winter Weather School Presentations:
2015-16 "Operation Cleansweep"
safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP).
HLB IFAS Guidance for Greening Management
Read the multi agent developed article (139KB pdf) in their effort to provide guidance to the FL citrus industry in making management decisions regarding Huanglongbing (HLB) citrus greening.
Central Florida Citrus Health Management Area (CHMA) Information
Important information about soil applications of Belay 2.13 Insecticide to 5-9 foot citrus trees (including bearing) - Both documents below required to be in posession of aplicatiors during applications.
Upcoming CHMA Application Information:
Crop Estimates for the 2014-15 Season:
Low Volume Videos & Information
Is there a Future for Low Volume Application for Psyllid Control? (803KB pdf file)
Low Volume Application Equipment and Technology (15.7MB pptx)
Central Florida Gardening Segments
Your Lake Multi-county Agent
Gary K. England
Citruslines and Fruit Crops Update Newsletter:
Central Florida Peach Newsletter:
Upcoming 2015 Programs:
Farm Safety Day - Friday, October 30, 2015 (More Information to Follow)
Attaining Optimum Blueberry Yield: Irrigation,Hydrogen Cyanamide & Weed Management - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (More Information to Follow)
Mid Florida Citrus Foundation Irrigation Field Day - Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (More Information to Follow)
Winter Weather School - Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (More Information to Follow)
UF IFAS Citrus Agents
Are you a grower who needs advice? Do you have questions about growing or care for your citrus tree(s)? Find answers to these questions and more via the Citrus Agents. More...
Citrus Canker Resources
Ron Murarno charts and analyzes the cost of harvesting and packaging fresh Florida citrus. He provides annual cost information to citrus packers and citrus industry through economic reports, fact sheets and Extension meetings. More...
Diaprepes Task Force
Larry Duncan and fellow researchers have combined efforts to bring you the latest in research and archives of past publications about the presence of the Diaprepes Root Weevil. More...
Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide
Refer to this Guide for BMPs to maintain and control pest populations. More...
Citrus Production & Other Fruit Crops
Greening Testing Information
Small Farms Academy
My presentations from the Osceola County Commercial Fruit Production Seminar on March 31, 2015
2008 Citrus Expo Presentations
- Citrus Mechanical Harvesting
- Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)
- The Ultimate Citrus Page
- Florida State Horticultural Society
- Florida Citrus Mutual
- Florida Department of Agricultural
- Florida Department of Citrus
- Gulf Citrus Growers Association, Inc.
- Highlands County Florida Citrus Growers Association
- Indian River Citus League
- Indian River Research and Education Center
- Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association
- Southwest Florida Research and Education Center