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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Chris Oswalt

Commercial Citrus

Extension Agent IV, M.S.


Recent Citrus Blog Posts

UF/IFAS Joining FedByScience, a National Initiative

Federal Investment in Agricultural Research is Essential for US Farmers to Stay Competitive; FedByScience—Universities Telling Stories of Discovery—Launches Alongside 2018 Farm Bill China Has Outspent U.S. on Agriculture Research for the Past Decade; University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Joining National Initiative to Turn the Tables GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new


A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug.  Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have  leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye.  The leaf-footed bug attacks many types of plants and is a general nuisance in the garden. There are nine species of leaf-footed bugs in Florida.  This insect is a type of stink bug which will be very evident if you get your hands