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Citrus Canker in Northwest Florida

In November 2013, citrus canker was found for the first time in the Florida panhandle in Gulf Breeze in southern Santa Rosa County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) tested and confirmed the disease on grapefruit trees in a residential landscape. Since that time, citrus canker has been confirmed on citrus trees …

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Citrus Choices for the Panhandle

The panhandle of Florida is a great place to grow citrus with our plentiful sunshine and sandy soil. But some varieties do better than others. Here are some that thrive in the more northerly climes of Florida: Satsuma mandarin is cold hardy to 15°F once established. There are a few different available cultivars with fruit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/05/05/citrus-choices-for-the-panhandle/

Citrus Canker Found in Northwest Florida

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 caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri.  Citrus canker has been a major pest of citrus in …

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