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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

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UF/IFAS SWFREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic in Immokalee serves the state and region by offering disease, insect, and weed identification services for commercial, homeowner, and extension plant samples. We are currently accepting in-state samples. The clinic does not test soil samples.

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Threshold-based IPM for Asian citrus psyllid under endemic greening

Dr. Lukasz Stelinski, Professor in entomology, UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred

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Improving ‘yield-safety’ in citrus weed management

Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS SW Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee

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Citrus root structures and rootstock propagation methods / Trunk injection for delivery of HLB therapies

Dr. Ute Albrecht, Assistant Professor, and Leigh Archer, PhD candidate, UF/IFAS SW Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee

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Citrus Production Guide

The 2021-2022 Citrus Production Guide is now available!

This annual reference guide for the Florida citrus grower offers up-to-date recommendations on the safest and most effective means of controlling pests of Florida citrus. Includes sections on horticultural practices; mites, insects and nematodes; diseases; weeds; and pesticides currently registered for use on Florida citrus.

Free hard copies of the handbok are available at UF / IFAS SWFREC and at the Hendry County Extension Office.

Handbook is also available online with printable sections.

Scouting and Management of Citrus Diseases II (PFD, citrus black spot and citrus canker)

Dr. Megan Dewdney, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred

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Scouting and Management of Citrus Diseases (HLB, Phytophthora, Leprosis)

Dr. Ozgur Batuman, Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee

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Scouting and Management of Citrus Pests

Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee

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Vegetable Production Guide

The 2021-2022 Vegetable Production Guide is now available!

This handbook is designed to provide Florida growers with the latest information on crop cultivars, cultural practices, and pest management.

Free hard copies of the handbok are available at UF / IFAS SWFREC and at the Hendry County Extension Office.

Handbook is also available online with printable sections.

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.

                  

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Citrus Seminar

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

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