Commercial Fruit Production

This page provides information on commercial fruit production for Orange, Lake, and Marion Counties. If you do not see the information you are looking for, please contact Juanita Popenoe at for more information.

List of available classes and registration.

WHIP (USDA Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program)

WHIP General Information

WHIP for Citrus

Annual Stone Fruit Field Day

Program links - by year

Annual Grape Field Day

Program links - by year

Alternative Crops Program

Peaches by Dr. Sarkosh

Pomegranate by Dr. Sarkosh

Hops and Artichokes by Dr. Agehara

Tea at UF by James Orrock

Tea by Dr. Zhang UGA

Macadamia by Dr. Popenoe

Industrial Hemp handout (this was not a presentation, but many questions answered on this handout)

Economic Considerations of Alternative Crops by Kevin Athearn

Sorry, the Lemon and Yaupon Tea presentations did not have slide shows


Hurricane Response

UF/IFAS Citrus Growers’ Hotline - (863-956-8611) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call with your questions and needs. Someone at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center will answer.


Cold Protection

Critical Temperatures

Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) toolkits


Juanita Popenoe

352-343-4101 ext. 2727,

Juanita Popenoe