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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

Drone Images Can Accurately Find, Count Citrus Trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- By using drone technology, Florida citrus growers can find out how many trees live in their groves and, eventually, they may detect the health status of the citrus plants, a new University of Florida study shows. Imaging...
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Newly Appointed UF/IFAS Extension Agent with Experience in Disease-Tolerant Citrus Serves Indian River District 

By ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- A horticultural research scientist with experience in the development of disease-free citrus rootstock and disease tolerant citrus varieties in Iran’s northern agricultural region will now serve the...
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Philippines Fulbright Scholar Finds Lady Bugs Will Control Florida Red Scale Pest Insects 

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.-- A Fulbright Scholar from the Philippines has found that lady beetles will attack and control the Florida red scale, a pest insect that damages the peel on Florida’s signature citrus crop. Jessamyn Adorada,...
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