In the February issue of Citrus Industry magazine, Florida growers will find out what diseases to watch for this season.
Megan Dewdney’s annual foliar fungal disease round-up reports on what some of the major problems are likely to be in 2022. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) plant pathologist and Extension specialist provides tips on management of greasy spot, melanose, black spot and postbloom fruit drop.
Another citrus disease, algal spot, has become an increasingly persistent problem in Florida. Dewdney’s article tells how to identify the symptoms of the disease and what materials can be used for its control. Trial results showed some products performed better than others.
Citrus canker is another formidable foe found in various citrus-growing regions. An article by UF/IFAS researchers discusses possible alternatives to copper for the management of citrus canker. The authors share early results from greenhouse and grove studies evaluating two novel plant defense inducers (PDI1 and PDI2) and a newly labeled product called MC1.
Sometimes, products used to control diseases, insects and weeds can be made more effective with the addition of adjuvants. In the February issue’s CEU Central article, learn about the many different types of adjuvants and how they are best used. After reading Ajia Paolillo’s detailed adjuvant article, take and pass the accompanying test to earn one continuing education unit in the Core category for the Florida restricted-use pesticide license.
Finally, find out who made the latest cut for membership into the prestigious Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Hint: One of the inductees serves on Citrus Industry magazine’s Grower Editorial Advisory Board and was featured on the magazine’s cover in 2012.
Find all of these articles and more in the February 2022 issue of Citrus Industry, coming soon to your mailbox or inbox. If you are not already receiving the magazine, subscribe here.
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