The March issue of Citrus Industry magazine will help growers find funding sources for improvements to best management practices (BMPs). It also describes the impact the water bill is having on implementation of BMPs. Growers will want to read University of Florida professor Kelly Morgan’s article that details future changes to BMPs that are coming.
Ground cover management can improve citrus nutrition, according to Christopher Vincent, assistant professor at the University of Florida. His article tells how soil organic matter can benefit citrus health. He recommends some ways growers can increase soil organic matter in their groves.
Just in time for citrus canker season, University of Florida Research Assistant Scientist Evan Johnson provides current management advice for both processed and fresh fruit growers.
Specialty crop news stories in the March issue include features on producing hops in the Southeast as well as a promising new strawberry variety hitting Florida’s fields.
Finally, our California Corner feature covers research on a pair of natural enemies that are teaming up against Asian citrus psyllids.
Find all of these articles and more in the March 2017 issue of Citrus Industry magazine, coming soon to your mailbox or inbox. Subscribe here.
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