Citrus Grower Discusses Crop Conditions

Ernie Neffcrop

Hardee County citrus grower Marlon Pendergrass with The Groves of Peace River discusses his orange crop, tree health and citrus prices. “We have a better crop this year than we had last year,” Pendergrass says. “Last year was much better than when (Hurricane) Irma came through” in September 2017. He says work is still being done to restore the grove … Read More

Agent Reports on Crop Conditions and Planting

Ernie Neffcrop, planting


After announcing at the August meeting of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation that the 2019–20 Florida Citrus Production Guide is now available, multi-county citrus Extension agent Chris Oswalt talked about tree and crop conditions. He summarizes his presentation in an interview. “After all the rainfall we’ve had, and we’ve had quite a bit of good rainfall this past month … Read More

Grower Reports Good Bloom and Fruit Set

Ernie Neffcrop


David Howard with Graves Brothers Company, headquartered in Vero Beach, says groves had a good bloom and good fruit set this year. “It looks so far like we’ve been blessed with a nice spring fruit set,” Howard says. “We put a lot of effort into recovery after the storm (Hurricane Irma, in September). We had standing water in all of … Read More