Florida Citrus Industry Proposes Dramatic Changes for FDOC

Kelsey FryCitrus

A group of growers, processors and fresh fruit packers who share a deep concern about the grave economic situation facing the Florida citrus industry have submitted a formal request to Florida Citrus Commission Chairman G. Ellis Hunt Jr. The group is asking for very significant modifications to the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) programs to adapt to the crisis and …

Citrus Grower Practices and HLB – What Works?

Kelsey FryCitrus

The Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) over the next year will try to find a method of determining what individual citrus grower practices have been successful against HLB, CRDF Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning reports. Download Audio

Citrus Black Spot Control

Kelsey FryCitrus

University of Florida researcher Katherine Hendricks offered citrus black spot control suggestions to about 60 growers attending a fungal diseases seminar last week in Immokalee. She discussed cultural and chemical controls. The seminar was hosted by multi-county citrus Extension agent Mongi Zekri. Download Audio Sponsored Content5 Facts About Fire Ants and How to Control ThemApril 30, 2024BRAZILIAN RESEARCH RESULTS IN …

Seeking Miss Florida Citrus Contestants

Kelsey FryCitrus

The Miss Florida Citrus Pageant will be held on March 19 in Winter Haven at Theatre Winter Haven. This is a Miss America preliminary pageant, so contestants must have a talent. The pageant is open to all women between the ages of 17 and 24 that either reside in Florida or attend school in Florida (for at least the past …

Citrus Expo to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Kelsey FryCitrus

Citrus Expo is pleased to announce extended trade show hours for the first day of the event on Wednesday, August 17. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association is moving its annual membership event from Wednesday evening to Tuesday evening this year, as the association celebrates its 30th year. This change allows Citrus Expo to add a special 25th anniversary celebration on …

Citrus Industry This Week: Less Stressful Production; Success with Microbes

Kelsey FryCitrus

Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes steps to less stressful production and information about how microbes are making a difference in Doug Holmberg’s grove. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine. Sponsored Content5 Facts About Fire Ants and How to Control ThemApril 30, 2024BRAZILIAN RESEARCH RESULTS IN …

Slight Changes in USDA’s Florida Citrus Crop Forecast

Kelsey FryCitrus

The only changes made in today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus crop forecast were in Florida. Red grapefruit decreased 3 percent, going from 8.5 million boxes to 8.2 million boxes. The projection for honey tangerines increased from 600,000 boxes to 700,000 boxes, bringing the overall Florida tangerine total to 1.5 million boxes. Download Audio February USDA Citrus Crop Forecast …

EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment


EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees From the Environmental Protection Agency: WASHINGTON– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to somepollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when …


USDA Grant To Attack Citrus Greening

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Researchers share $4 million USDA grant to attack citrus greening From UF/IFAS: By: Kimberly Moore Wilmoth and Kathleen Haughney GAINESVILLE, Fla. — International researchers, including ones at the University of Florida and Florida State University, are sharing in a $4 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to attack the problem of citrus greening, a disease that has …

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The Final Produce Safety Rule


The new Produce Safety Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act was one of the major topics of discussion at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

Water Farming Success

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Two Indian River County Sites Approved for Water Farming Funding On January 12, the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board approved funding for two sites in Indian River County to establish water farms to help reduce nitrogen and phosphorus being dumped into the Indian River Lagoon. The nutrient-rich fresh water being dumped into the lagoon causes massive algae …