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COMMERCIAL CITRUS

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The Commercial Citrus Extension Agent provides wide ranging educational programs to grove owners, managers, and employers.  These include improved and economically sound production practices that enhance the productivity and profitability of citrus production in the Polk/Hillsborough County Area.

To view information from the six commercial citrus county extension agents in Florida,
visit the Citrus Agents Website.

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CONTACT

Chris Oswalt

Commercial Citrus

Extension Agent IV, M.S.

863-519-1052

wcoswalt@ufl.edu

Recent Citrus Blog Posts

First record of Chrysomphalus bifasciculatus, False Florida Red Scale, in Florida

Samples of a hard scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) were collected by FDACS-DPI in November 2017 and in January 2018. All samples were confirmed as Chrysomphalus bifasciculatus, the false Florida red scale. This scale is widespread in the...
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UF/IFAS Research: Control of Citrus Flush Timing Could Improve Psyllid Control

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- They say timing is everything in life, and that’s certainly true of the Asian citrus psyllid, which has devastated Florida agriculture for the past decade by transmitting citrus greening disease,...
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Early Findings Show Plant Hormone May Help in Citrus Greening Fight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida scientists think a group of hormones may eventually help growers battle citrus greening, but they still want to study them before recommending growers use the chemical. Fernando Alferez, an assistant...
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