“If you want to survive, you have to plant” is a common sentiment heard among Florida citrus growers. The June issue of Citrus Industry magazine examines several issues of interest related to new plantings.
In the cover story, Editor Tacy Callies speaks with citrus growers recovering from Hurricane Irma and shares details about their replanting plans. Other topics discussed in the article include lessons learned from the storm, grove rehabilitation and crop insurance.
In another article, University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers provide updates on field trials to test HLB-tolerant scions and rootstocks. The goal of the work is to give growers information to help them decide what to plant.
Thinking about planting citrus in North Florida? University of Florida’s Xavier Martini and Peter Anderson provide information on what varieties have the best shot at thriving in the area. They also discuss cultural practices, pests and diseases.
Alternatives to rootstock propagation is another topic in the June issue of Citrus Industry magazine. Research on root systems compares rootstocks propagated by seed, cuttings and tissue culture.
Find all these articles and more in the June issue of Citrus Industry magazine, coming soon to subscribers.
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