New Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

Daniel Cooper Breeding, Research

Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. Marathon, an early season mandarin, is also easy to peel and tastes good, said Fred Gmitter, a professor of breeding and genetics at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). …


UF-Developed Mandarin Shows Increased HLB Tolerance

Daniel Cooper Industry News Release, Research

by Brad Buck,¬†University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers have discovered that a mandarin …

Specialty Citrus Production on the Rise

Daniel Cooper Citrus

Consumer demand continues to drive an increase in U.S. production totals for tangerines, mandarin oranges and tangelos. Rod Bain has the details. Sponsored Content5 Facts About Fire Ants and How to Control ThemApril 18, 2024BRAZILIAN RESEARCH RESULTS IN A UNIQUE PRODUCT FOR HLB MANAGEMENTApril 1, 2024Protect Your Groves From Citrus LeafminerMay 29, 2023