Sneak Peek: November 2023 Citrus Industry

Josh McGill Sneak Peek


As the new citrus season gets underway in Florida, growers are hopeful for an improved harvest. The initial U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast for 2023–24 calls for a 30% increase in the state’s orange crop. The November issue of Citrus Industry magazine has details on the forecast and other good news for growers.

In the issue’s cover story, Wheeler Farms principals share details on the positive progress they are seeing from their first trunk-injection application. Early results have already inspired the farm to resume resetting, and the next step may be to plant new groves. Learn more from the article.

While trunk-injection is working to rehabilitate older HLB-affected trees, individual protective covers (IPCs) are continuing to effectively protect new trees from the disease. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension agent Amir Rezazadeh outlines the many advantages of IPCs in his article. He also provides tips on the use of IPCs.

There’s more good news for fresh fruit growers in an article by Mark Ritenour and Jiuxu Zhang. The UF/IFAS researchers provide solutions for decay, including postharvest and preharvest fungicides, and discuss other options in the works.

In the UF/IFAS Citrus State column, Citrus Research and Education Center Director Michael Rogers gives an update on the trek toward development of HLB-resistant trees. While the process is time-consuming, progress is being made.

Also, not to be missed in the November issue, is a Q&A article with UF/IFAS citrus Extension agent Chris Oswalt. He tells how growers can prepare for the winter season and offers tips on ways to protect their crops from the cold.

Find all of these articles and more in the November 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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Tacy Callies

Editor of Citrus Industry magazine

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