Citrus growers and researchers alike are learning more about the role intensive nutrition management plays in keeping HLB-infected trees productive. The March issue of Citrus Industry magazine provides two features on nutrition management. The first is a foliar nutrition research update from a team of University of Florida scientists. The article offers a summary of results on orange trials in Southwest Florida and grapefruit trials in the Indian River. The second article sheds light on what nutrition management and other production practices successful citrus growers are using to combat HLB.
Growers, packers and harvesters have many questions on how to implement the new Produce Safety Rule issued by the FDA. An article in the March issue of Citrus Industry magazine informs readers of resources that can help answer these questions. Learn what grower training courses and tools are now available to help navigate new regulations. The article details what an on-farm readiness review is and how it can assist citrus operations in becoming compliant with the law.
Peter Chaires, executive director of the Florida Citrus Packers, gives a status report on the current state of the Florida citrus-packing industry. Despite consolidations and closures, there is hope on the horizon. Get the details in the article.
Finally, the March California Corner article discusses how the identification of the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid will aid in HLB management efforts.
Find all of these features and more in the March issue of Citrus Industry magazine, coming soon to your mailbox or inbox.
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