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Citrus Variety Display Events 2019/2020

UF/IFAS CREC, Lake Alfred (all 10 a.m.)
November 14, December 10, February 14

UF/IFAS IRREC, Fort Pierce (10 a.m.)
January 16

UF-Gainesville Field Day and Facility Tour
November 1 – 10:30 a.m. – Teaching Orchard

USDA-ARS – Whitmore Foundation Farm
• December 5 – 10:30 a.m. (variety sampling and optional farm tour)

Taking High-Density Citrus Planting to the Next Level

When you are told the experimental citrus grove you have planted is like no other in the country, you know it is a sign of the times and changes brought on by citrus greening. 

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Florida Citrus Season is Here! How’s the Forecast?

For the Florida citrus industry, last year was considered a rebound season after the big blow Hurricane Irma dealt in September 2017. And it was. The 2019-2020 citrus season is now officially underway in the Sunshine State with USDA’s initial citrus crop estimate in the books. Pre-season predictions from citrus economist Elizabeth Steger pegged the orange crop at 73 million boxes – a touch above last season’s final tally of 71 million boxes and change. 

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Ways You Can Make a Difference at Citrus Variety Display Events

The fall brings numerous opportunities for the Florida citrus industry to engage with the plant improvement teams at the UF/IFAS and USDA-ARS.

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How to Build up Citrus Strength With Demonstration Blocks

When it comes to planting decisions, there’s no substitute for walking the groves.

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Why Orange-Like Hybrids May Secure Future for Florida Citrus

Join the conversation as a new committee leads the charge to developing new varieties in the wake of an HLB endemic. 

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‘Mandalate’ Mandarin Gaining Attention of More Growers

Unique late-season, seedless Mediterranean triploid is now an option for Florida citrus producers.

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Positive Takeaways as Florida Citrus Season Winds Down

Despite challenges, all phases of the industry are working toward a brighter future.

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Mission Is on to Mine Blood Orange-Like Variety in Florida

When will ‘Ruby’ Valencia be ready to shine in the citrus marketplace?

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How to Catch up With the New ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Orange

Despite challenges, all phases of the industry are working toward a brighter future.

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The Time Is Now to Plant a Future for Florida Citrus

For local producers interested in trialing the latest selections in their grove, opportunity may come knocking this spring.

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Maintaining a Healthy Commitment to Citrus Starts at the Roots

Florida budwood registration staff continues to focus on safe plant material for local growers.

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