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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Citrus disease trends we should heed: Phytophthora, HLB and Leprosis virus.

Dr. Ozgur Batuman, UF-IFAS. In this talk, I will remind our growers to continue paying attention to other pathogens that can attack already HLB-weakened trees. Phytophthora or leprosis each can substantially reduce productivity of a citrus tree but when they are co-infecting, it can be fatal. Also, some control measures may not be effective anymore due to HLB-induced complications.

                  

Citrus Seminar

Experimenting with Cover Crops in Citrus: Initial Results and Considerations by Dr. Sarah Strauss

AGRICULTURE

Tune in to ‘Ag Tech Expo – the Future of Farming’ May 10-11

WHO: Experts from the University of Florida and agribusiness WHAT: The public and the media are invited to tune in to a two-day virtual meeting about the future of farming. To bring food to your table, growers must compete in the global marketplace. Agriculture’s future involves robots, drones, Read More

AGRICULTURE

New educational presentations available to citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.--- Looking for news that you can use now to improve citrus grove management?  Six new presentations from UF/IFAS researchers are now available for viewing on the UF/IFAS Extension citrus agents’ website. The presentations provide practical tips and information on urgent issues like improving grove management, managing root pests,Read More

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