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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Citrus Horticulture

Fernando Alferez

Assistant Professor, Ph.D

Citrus Horticulture

alferez@ufl.edu

Dr. Fernando Alferez began as the SWFREC Citrus Horticulturist in February 2017. He previously worked as a visiting research scientist at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred on systemic acquired resistance of citrus plants.Dr. Alferez earned his Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of Valencia, Spain. His graduate studies dealt with determining and understanding exogenous endogenous factors regulating fruit development, maturation, and quality.


Florida Citrus Production Guide 2020-2021

Florida Citrus Production Guide 2020-2021

Effective and safe citrus production strategies for use in commercial groves only.

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.

The latest from the lab of Dr. Fernando Alferez

Growers can learn more about Plant Growth Regulators and Citrus at Free Webinar

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Florida citrus growers can learn more about the use of plant-growth regulators (PGRs) and how they can fight against fruit drop at an upcoming online webinar presented by the University of Florida Institute of Food and...
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UF research: Mesh covers protect citrus trees from psyllids that transmit greening disease

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- About four years ago, Fernando Alferez started to test if citrus trees grown inside a protective mesh cover could be kept safe from the potential deadly Asian citrus psyllid. The psyllid, a bug the size of a pin, injects...
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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’ ...
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