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Citrus

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 2014-15 Central Florida Weather Watch:

2014-15 Central Florida Weather Watch Program Information (Available in the Fall)

Citrus BMP Information

Contact Information for transitioning from the Ridge Nitrate to the new Citrus BMP Program and Weather Station Cost Share Program for all growers.

2014-15 Cost Share Program for On-farm Weather Stations for Producers of Crops

2014 Winter Weather School Presentations:

Evaluation of Freeze Forecasts During a Two Year Period

Review of Critical Temperatures for Key Central Florida Crops

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.

Ni deficiency in river birch photos

Southwest Florida Nutritional Trials Photos - December 7, 2012

Updated August 8, 2014 - Asian citrus psyllid management in young trees publication.

Admire Pro SLN Label for 5-9 ft. trees

Dr. Albrigo's Grove Fruit Drop Survey

Dr. Stansly's Psyllid Management Presentation - May 28, 2013

Dr. Rogers' citrus Bloom Sampling Guide

Carney Parson Brown FSHS Paper

HLB Resistant Rootstocks - Commerciai Field Trials

Central Florida Citrus Health Management Area (CHMA) Information

Cycle 50 Data

Cycle 51 Data

Cycle 52 Data

Cycle 53 Data

Cycle 54 Data

Cycle 55 Data

Cycle 56 Data

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.

Belay 2.13 SC Crisis Exemption Letter from Commissioner Putnam 4/8/2014

Belay 2.13 SC Emergency Exemption Label

Baythroid XL SLN Label and Notification from Commissioner Putnam's Office 7/28/14

Upcoming CHMA Application Information:

February 2014

May 2014

August 2014

November 2014

CHMA Application Photo 072914

USDA/FSA - Tree Assistance Program: Ecconomic assistance for citrus growers replacing greening affected trees

USDA/FSA TAP Temporary Program Technician Position Announcement (Deadline December 8, 2014)

Crop Estimates for the 2014-15 Season:

October 10, 2014

November 10, 2014

Low Volume Videos & Information

Citrus Greening Information

Evaluation of Low Volume Sprayers Used in Asian Citrus Psyllid Control Applications (853KB pdf file)

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

Citrus Greening - July 2013

Your Lake Multi-county Agent

Gary K. England

Citruslines and Fruit Crops Update Newsletter:

February 2013

April 2013

June 2013

August 2013

October 2013

December 2013

February 2014

May 2014

July 2014

October 2014

November 2014

Central Florida Peach Newsletter:

January 2012

April 2012

August 2012

October 2012

January 2013

April 2013

September 2013

January 2014

March 2014

July 2014

September 2014

"Citrus: Good Growing Practices and Diagnosing Common Problems" (10MB pdf)

Mr. Peter Chaires from the New Varieties Development and Management Corporation - Phase 2 Presentation on Aug. 19, 2014

“Central Florida Citrus and Deciduous Fruit Crop Program” (11.4MB ppt)

FBGA Fall Seminar Pictures

Upcoming 2014 Programs:

December 2, 2014: Winter Weather School

December 3, 2014: Rootstock Field Day - Lake Alfred

December 10, 2014: Mid Florida Citrus Foundation Plant Improvement Field Day

December 11, 2014: Winter Peach Workshop

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

Citrus Canker

 

Citrus Economics

Ron Muraro's Citrus Economics 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

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...

New Admire Pro 24c Label for Asian citrus psyllid management in young citrus trees

Citrus Production & Other Fruit Crops

Dr. Oscar Liburd SWD Monitoring and Management Publication

New Malathion label for SWD management

New Varieties Development and Management Corporation "Fast Track Program" Information

Greening Testing Information

Greening Citrus Health & Response Plan (CHRP) Information

Citrus Canker Symptoms on Nursery Trees

Blueberry Pruning Demonstration Pre-dormant Evaluation - December 11, 2012

Bill Cline (NC State University) Blueberry Pruning Presentation - SERFVC in Savannah, GA January 2013

Utah State Peach Critical Temperatures

Low-chill Peach Cultivars

Master Gardener Deciduous Fruit Presentation

Michigan State Deciduous Fruit Critical Temperatures

USDA Peach Tree Short Life Article

Orange County Urban Farming Presentation - October 22, 2013

2013 Farm Safety Day: Citrus Disease ID - J.D. Burrow

Marion Co. Master Gardener Blueberry Presentation

Micronutrient Disorders in Blueberries

Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberries

Frost and Freeze Protection for Vegetable Crops Grown in Florida in the BMP Era

Small Farms Academy

Volusia County Protected Ag Presentation

Drip Irrigation