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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Citrus Horticulture

Citrus Horticulture

Faculty

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

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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UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus fruit dropping before harvest has been a perennial problem for Florida growers but one that is particularly challenging during the 2020-21 growing season. Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez of the...
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UF/IFAS experts outline hurricane prep, recovery for citrus growers

Like all farmers, Florida’s citrus producers must prepare for the worst before a hurricane strikes. That’s why Fernando Alferez co-wrote a...
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