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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.

As part of Lake County's commitment to public health and safety and to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) UF/IFAS Lake County Extension office (aka the Ag Center) will be open in a limited manner with only a few people allowed in the building at one time to allow for social distancing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Most classes will be provided online and we will respond to any questions via email or phone.

Snout Scale Pest Alert (and photos of many other scale insects for comparison). A new pest to watch out for, especially on citrus.

Information on disaster preparedness and resiliency from Southeast Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

Annual Stone Fruit Field Day

Program links - by year

Annual Grape Field Day

Program links - by year


Hurricane Response


Cold Protection

Critical Temperatures

Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) toolkits


The office is open for limited walk in visitors at this time. Please feel free to contact Juanita Popenoe at 352-343-4101 ext. 2727, or cell 352-516-6486 or email and make an appointment or request a site visit.

Juanita Popenoe