Citrus Industry magazine

Citrus Industry magazine

May 2020

CATEGORY: Business

Drought conditions this spring have brought renewed attention to the importance of irrigation for Florida citrus growers. The May issue of Citrus Industry magazine includes two articles on irrigation that will help growers make the most of their water resources. The first article covers common irrigation system problems and recommended solutions. A second article compares different types of irrigation scheduling, including evapotranspiration- and soil-based methods as well as techniques using the Florida Automated Weather Network and a citrus irrigation smartphone app. Another feature this month is about an app under development that can identify citrus pest, disease and nutrient deficiencies based on leaf images. Don’t miss the May CEU Central article on harmful effects of pesticides. Pass the accompanying test to earn one continuing education unit in the Core category toward the Florida restricted-use pesticide license. Finally, be sure to listen to the current episode of the All In For Citrus podcast. It includes an update on University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) citrus operations during COVID-19 and conversations with UF/IFAS leader Jack Payne and new Extension agent Ajia Paolillo.

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