September’s All In for Citrus Podcast includes some exciting updates from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers.
First, Michael Rogers, director of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC), discusses several topics. Included are the new Florida Citrus Production Guide, tree planting decisions, fruit displays and the planned hiring of a new horticulturist at the CREC. This person will work on late-stage field evaluations of new rootstocks and scion varieties.
Next, Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS citrus horticulturalist, introduces listeners to a new nutrition starter kit. She explains what is inside the kit as well as where growers can get one.
Kelly Morgan, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center director, is also featured in the podcast this month. He talks about the new graduate student residential building that recently broke ground in Immokalee.
Finally, Fred Gmitter, UF/IFAS professor, discusses some exciting advancements coming out of the citrus breeding program, including work on the creation of a new grapefruit variety. He also shares information on the new mandarin variety, Marathon.
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