Slow-Release Fertilizer in the Grove

Tacy CalliesCitrus Greening, Nutrition

Citrus Grower Sees Results with Slow-Release Fertilizer

Slow-Release Fertilizer

AgNet Media’s Ernie Neff with citrus grower Pete Spyke

Pete Spyke, citrus grower and co-owner of The Orange Shop in Citra, hosted AgNet Media’s staff for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of his retail shop and gift-fruit shipping business. He detailed the history of the operation and led the staff on a tour of the packinghouse and test-plot grove.

Spyke explained his use of integrated pest management and lack of foliar sprays as a means of evaluating which citrus varieties and rootstocks can best withstand HLB. He also discussed the role slow-release fertilizer plays in tree health.

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Tacy Callies

Editor of Citrus Industry magazine