Tag Archive: Citrus

A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

Fig. 1 Asian citrus psyllid nymphs. Photo by Lyle Buss UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology The Asian citrus psyllid (Fig 1), the carrier of the causative agent of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), is certainly the most devastating pest in citrus worldwide. Since it was first spotted in Florida in 1998, the Asian citrus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/14/a-tiny-wasp-to-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

Citrus Greening Confirmed in Alabama

Citrus Greening. Photo Credit: Mongi Zekri, UF/IFAS. Amy Belcher, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries A plant disease that presents a serious threat to the U.S. citrus industry has been detected in Alabama. Federal and state plant health officials have confirmed the identification of Citrus Greening (CG), also known as Huanglongbing or HLB, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/citrus-greening-confirmed-in-alabama/

Fruit Splitting in Dooryard Citrus

Split citrus fruit. Image credit UF / IFAS Citrus trees require a lot of care and attention to produce good quality fruit, yet even the most careful gardeners may run into the problem of split-fruit on their citrus trees.  Split-fruit is a condition which strikes citrus trees in September and October and can wipe out a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/28/fruit-splitting-in-dooryard-citrus/

Care of Freeze-Injured Citrus Trees

  This week, Northwest Florida is once again receiving some bitter cold temperatures. The freezing weather two weeks ago resulted in some cold damage to some local citrus trees. Cold injured citrus trees can take a while to become evident. Citrus in freezing weather, under protective microsprinkler irrigation. Image Credit Doug Mayo UF IFAS   What appears to be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/28/care-of-freeze-injured-citrus-trees/

Citrus Canker Found in Northwest Florida

Citrus Canker lesions on leaves. Photo Credit: Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension – Escambia County Authors: Blake Thaxton & Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension – Santa Rosa Co. Mikaela Anderson, FDACS Division of Plant Inspection Citrus canker is a serious disease of citrus trees that was recently confirmed for the first time in southern Santa Rosa County. Canker is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/citrus-canker-found-in-northwest-florida-2/

Citrus Canker found in Northwest Florida

Citrus Canker lesions on leaves.  Photo Credit: Beth Bolles, UF/IFAS Extension – Escambia County Blake Thaxton & Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension – Santa Rosa Co. Mikaela Anderson, FDACS Division of Plant Inspection Citrus canker is a serious disease of citrus trees that was recently confirmed for the first time in southern Santa Rosa County. Canker …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/23/citrus-canker-found-in-northwest-florida/

Cold Weather Approaching: Have a Citrus Protection Plan in Place

On the night of November 13th,  a mild freeze of 30°F occured in parts of Northwest Florida.  Don’t be caught without a citrus protection plan ! Satsuma Tree protected with micro-irrigation. Image Credit: UF IFAS Jackson County Extension How cold does it have to get before citrus in Northwest Florida needs to be protected? A concrete answer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/cold-weather-approaching-have-a-citrus-protection-plan-in-place/

Citrus Variety Trials Underway at UF/IFAS NFREC-Quincy

A citrus variety trial was established in 2011 at the North Florida Research and Education Center to evaluate their potential for Northwest Florida. Photo Credit:Doug Mayo Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center near Quincy are evaluating the longevity and production of a number of citrus varieties for use in Northwest Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/14/citrus-variety-trials-underway-at-ufifas-nfrec-quincy/