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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

The telltale leaf notcher

At least initially, it seems that some pests were blown away by Hurricane Ian.  Once such pest in my yard was the Sri Lankan Weevil.  I had a small infestation that I was managing by hand-picking.  The Sri Lankan weevil or Myllocerus...
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Citrus irrigation and nutrition updates are the topics for upcoming workshop February 15

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- Understanding the latest research on irrigation and nutrient management for citrus trees will be the topic of a workshop for citrus growers on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. University of Florida Institute of Food and...
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Tips to protect citrus trees from cold weather

Citrus can be grown in USDA zones 8-11. It means that citrus grows best in subtropical climates, which Florida already has. However, subtropical climates occasionally experience cold weather below 32°F, which can harm citrus trees, especially...
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