Sneak Peek: January 2022 Citrus Industry

Tacy Callies Sneak Peek


With the new year, Citrus Industry debuts a new look in the January issue! The magazine has been refreshed with a redesign, but readers will still find the same great content they rely upon to produce the best citrus.

The January issue features a focus on pest management, with four articles covering this topic. Two of these articles address biological approaches that put predators to work to reduce pest pressure.

Citrus grower and consultant Brad Turner shares strategies he uses to manage pests in his experimental grove. Beneficial insects, cover crops and optimal tree nutrition are among the methods he employs to regeneratively grow citrus.

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) entomologist Jawwad Qureshi and visiting scholar Azhar Khan write about several predators of citrus pests in their article. They cover enemies of Asian citrus psyllids and aphids, including ladybeetles and lacewings. Details on commercially available options for biological pest management are offered, as well as strategies for predator conservation.

Lebbeck mealybug is becoming an increasing pest of importance in Florida citrus. UF/IFAS entomologist Lauren Diepenbrock discusses management methods that consider the biology of the pest. He article provides spray suggestions based on seasonal biology of the lebbeck mealybug and addresses minimizing pest movement.

Qureshi makes a second appearance in the January issue with UF/IFAS entomologist Lukasz Stelinski. Their article gives growers advice on Asian citrus psyllid spray timing and dormant season decisions. Included is a comparison of two spray programs. Learn which rotation program yielded the best control results.

Find all of these articles and more in the January issue of Citrus Industry magazine, coming soon to subscribers’ mailboxes or inboxes. If you are not already a subscriber, you can sign up here to begin receiving the magazine.

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Tacy Callies

Editor of Citrus Industry magazine