Tag Archive: Citrus

Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/05/insecticide-applications-can-inadvertently-cause-citrus-mite-outbreaks/

Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus

Can’t ever figure out that perfect gift to give at the holidays? During the next gift giving season, why not try something a little different. Give a patio citrus tree! It’s a unique gift to give or receive here in the Sunshine State. One of the pleasures nearly all homeowners in Florida can enjoy is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/04/make-the-holiday-season-bright-with-patio-citrus/

Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/friday-feature-hurricane-irmas-impact-on-the-florida-citrus-industry-video/

A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Fig. 1 Asian citrus psyllid nymphs. Photo by Lyle Buss UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology The Asian citrus psyllid (Fig 1), the carrier of the causative agent of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), is certainly the most devastating pest in citrus worldwide. Since it was first spotted in Florida in 1998, the Asian citrus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/14/a-tiny-wasp-to-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

Citrus Greening Confirmed in Alabama

Citrus Greening. Photo Credit: Mongi Zekri, UF/IFAS. Amy Belcher, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries A plant disease that presents a serious threat to the U.S. citrus industry has been detected in Alabama. Federal and state plant health officials have confirmed the identification of Citrus Greening (CG), also known as Huanglongbing or HLB, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/citrus-greening-confirmed-in-alabama/

UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

Sugar Belle Mandarin: hybrid of Sweet Clementine and Minneola varieties. UF/IFAS File Photo. Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter. UF/IFAS researchers have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/uf-sugar-belle-citrus-variety-more-tolerant-to-greening/

Citrus Choices for the Panhandle

The panhandle of Florida is a great place to grow citrus with our plentiful sunshine and sandy soil. But some varieties do better than others. Here are some that thrive in the more northerly climes of Florida: Nagami kumquat. Photo credit: UF/IFAS. Satsuma mandarin is cold hardy to 15°F once established. There are a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/05/citrus-choices-for-the-panhandle/

Start Fertilizing Citrus in February

As you have read in other articles in this blog, it is too early to fertilize your lawn; however, this is a good time to start fertilizing your citrus to ensure a healthy fruit crop later in the year. Orange grove at the University of Florida. UF/IFAS photo by Tara Piasio. Citrus benefits from regular …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/16/start-fertilizing-citrus-in-february/

Fruit Splitting in Dooryard Citrus

Split citrus fruit. Image credit UF / IFAS Citrus trees require a lot of care and attention to produce good quality fruit, yet even the most careful gardeners may run into the problem of split-fruit on their citrus trees.  Split-fruit is a condition which strikes citrus trees in September and October and can wipe out a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/28/fruit-splitting-in-dooryard-citrus/

Save Our Citrus!

Delicious citrus! Photo by UF IFAS Thomas Wright. All varieties of citrus – grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, kumquat and orange – are a vital part of our lives here in Florida. We love to grow citrus in our yards so that we can harvest the fruit fresh from the tree. On a wider scale, the citrus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/12/save-our-citrus/

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