Infection of flowering citrus by the fungus that causes PFD can lead to crop loss of up to 80%, although losses are seldom that high, UF/IFAS researchers say.
In the battle against PFD, UF/IFAS scientists have developed the Citrus Advisory System (CAS), which sends web-based alerts to citrus farmers via mobile devices. That way, growers can tell when to spray their trees with fungicide.
“We believe that CAS represents an important contribution to help the citrus industry in Florida increase resource-use efficiency, reduce costs and increase profitability,” said Clyde Fraisse, a UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the main campus in Gainesville, who led new research to develop and test the system.
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Youth Conservation Group Hosting Contests, Giveaways
The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) will celebrate its 10th birthday this December and January with a social media campaign featuring contests and giveaways, a new partner rewards program, donor recognition, and a virtual crowd-sourced fundraising event.
SIGNS of the SEASON
Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and Eggplants Thrive During Florida Winters
White Strawberry One of Two New Varieties From UF/IFAS
A WHITE STRAWBERRY? Not red? Yes, you read that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States.
The Power of Aquaponics
Traders Hill Farm Takes Sustainable Farming to Another Level
U.S. Sugar Is Home to the Largest Contiguous, Privately Owned Wi-Fi Network in America
Overcoming the Mental Health Toll
UF/IFAS Joins Effort to Battle Farmers’ Stress
Harvesting the Holiday
Dade City’s Ergle Christmas Tree Farm Helps Holiday Spirit Grow
There’s More to This Plant Than Movies and Lore Will Tell You
Globally Positioned Success
Production Is Blooming at Highlands County Caladium Farm With the Use of Global Positioned System
A NATURAL GIFT
27,000 Acres Gifted to UF for Conservation, Outdoor Classroom and Laboratory