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Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3
Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial […]
Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his […]
In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange
Wonsuk Lee and his research team are developing a system that could help citrus growers better determine how much their groves will yield before harvest.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra’s Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.
Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss can’t remember the last time she got a raise as high as the $4,389 she received this year.
Florida’s agriculture industry is continuing to grow, according to a report released last week by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The report titled “Florida Agriculture: By the Numbers” cited increased sales of oranges, honey and other agricultural commodities.
Farmers could lose up to 20 percent of their citrus crop due to overproduction.
A drop in Florida citrus crops could potentially increase prices for consumers. UF, the USDA and citrus growers have been investing time and money to come up with “aggressive” research methods to fight Greening and citrus canker.
The use of mechanical harvesting for citrus in Florida declined by about 74 percent in recent seasons, but University of Florida Prof. Bob Ebel said this type of harvesting will grow in the future.