First Florida Citrus Crop Forecast of the Season Shows Declines

candi-ericka-web-2 florida oranges

Erick

Candi Erick, agricultural statistics administrator with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, issued the initial citrus crop forecast of the 2016-17 crop season. Florida non-Valencia oranges are forecast at 34 million boxes, down from 36.1 million boxes at the end of the 2015-16 season.

Valencia oranges were forecast at 36 million boxes, down from the 45.4 million boxes of the 2015-16 season. This brings the all-Florida orange forecast to 70 million boxes, which is down 14 percent from last season.

The grapefruit forecast is 9.6 million boxes, representing an 11 percent decline.

Tangerines and tangelos, which are being combined into one group this year, are forecast at 1.65 million boxes.

THANK YOU to our LIVE Citrus Crop Forecast Coverage Sponsors!

October Citrus Maturity Test Results and Fruit Size
Only-Moso-Flag-Bottom82x68
Brought to you by OnlyMoso USA – Giving American Farmers, Landowners and Investors their share of an internationally proven $60 Billion GREEN Industry.

laborsolutions.com Got Labor? Need Labor? Phone toll free 1-877-758-5035 Click here to contact Labor Solutions TODAY!

Farm Credit of FloridaRural America’s customer-owned lending partner. Phone toll free 1-800-432-4156 Click here to contact Farm Credit of Florida TODAY!
and
Florida_Citrus_Mutual_logo

Focused, Committed. Making a difference for Florida Citrus Growers