The November 2017 issue of Citrus Industry magazine features an in-depth article on the first citrus crop forecast of the season. The figure of 54 million boxes of Florida oranges that the USDA predicted was met with mixed reactions and caused some controversy. In the article, industry leaders and growers share their perspectives on the forecast. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Mark Hudson responds to skepticism and explains exactly how the numbers were determined.
Other articles in the November issue focus on HLB strategies. Topics include progress on engineering HLB-tolerant and resistant citrus as well as a research update on the citrus undercover production system. There is also an article on pruning and controlled-release fertilizer to rehabilitate HLB trees. This month’s California Corner feature profiles a grower who has successfully produced finger limes, a type of citrus proven to be resistant to HLB.
Finally, Florida growers won’t want to miss the opportunity to earn a Private Applicator continuing education unit in the CEU Central article this month. Simply read the article on pesticide application equipment and pass the accompanying test on www.CitrusIndustry.net to get your free CEU.
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