In this Issue:
  • Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety
  • Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools
  • Cold Tolerant Citrus Production Workshop – June 2
  • Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop
  • Citrus Health Forum – April 19
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!
  • Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks
  • Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video
  • A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid
  • Citrus Greening Confirmed in Alabama
  • Citrus

    Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

    Supplemental water is necessary for good crop yields in fruit and vegetable production. Water quality is equally as important as water quantity when it comes to fruit and vegetable production. Unfortunately, water can transport harmful microorganisms from adjacent lands or other areas of the farm. The water source and how the water is applied influence …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/water-source-recommendations-for-food-safety/

    Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools

    This week’s featured video was produced by Chartwells School Dining Services to highlight their “Farm to School” program.  This video features the relationship that was established with Cherokee Farms, Marianna, Florida to supply every student in the Duval County School District with fresh satsuma citrus.  This story highlights the success of their program for purchasing …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/friday-feature-satsumas-from-farm-to-schools/

    Cold Tolerant Citrus Production Workshop – June 2

    Please join Extension agents and specialists from the University of Florida and University of Georgia for a highly informative Cold Tolerant Citrus Workshop. The event starts at 8:30 Eastern at the UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County office in Perry, Florida.

    The following topics will be covered:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/cold-tolerant-citrus-production-workshop-june-2/

    Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop

    The Panhandle Satsuma Workshop was held in Jackson County on February 27, 2018!  There was a great turnout with 115 participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.  Thank you to all who attended.

    Thank you also to the presenters: Dr. Xavier Martini; Dr. Pete Andersen; and Dr. Tripti Vashisth!  A special thanks goes out …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/recap-and-presentations-from-the-panhandle-satsuma-workshop/

    Citrus Health Forum – April 19

    The faculty and staff at the North Florida Research and Education Center would like to invite citrus producers to the Citrus Health Forum, to be held April 19, 2018, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, in Quincy, Florida.  Potential attendees of this meeting will include citrus growers, nursery owners, extension agents, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/citrus-health-forum-april-19/

    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!

    Join us for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on February 19 & 20 in Pensacola! Registration includes a farm tour, dinner after the tour, breakfast & lunch the next day, and excellent educational sessions. The complete agenda is now available.  Use your mouse or finger to “click” on the image below for full screen …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-agenda-now-available/

    Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

    Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/insecticide-applications-can-inadvertently-cause-citrus-mite-outbreaks/

    Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

    This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to crops and citrus in Hendry County.  McAvoy estimates there were more …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/friday-feature-hurricane-irmas-impact-on-the-florida-citrus-industry-video/

    A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

    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 psyllid has spread across the state, and starting in 2005, the first cases of HLB were …

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

    Citrus Greening Confirmed in Alabama

    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 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/citrus-greening-confirmed-in-alabama/

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