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Need a Customized Rootstock Selection? Our New Website Can Help

Steve Rogers (Ecostat, Inc.), and Bill Castle, Steve Futch and Andrew Persaud (University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center) One key decision in new citrus plantings is deciding which rootstock(s) are good choices for your situation. New technology we developed can now help remove some of […]

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A Brief Introduction to the New Citrus Rootstock Selection Guide Online!

A Brief Introduction to the New Citrus Rootstock Selection Guide Online!

More than 20 different factors can be involved in making a citrus rootstock selection. This includes horticultural, site, pest and disease factors. With 45 rootstock options, how do you narrow down your choices to the best candidates? One way to make more sense out of the possibilities is to use a […]

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Eight Great Online Ways to Find the Latest Citrus Research

It’s getting harder to find information online about the increasingly complex techniques for managing citrus greening disease. (I wonder whether we fully appreciate how complicated the information access problem in our industry has become.) As one example of many, where do you go online if you want […]

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FSHS Introduces Powerful New Proceedings Search Engine

By Steve Rogers, Ecostat, Inc. If you’re a member of the Florida State Horticultural Society, you already know about great benefits like knowledge sharing and networking at the annual conference. The FSHS website has professional development resources as well, like job posting, newsletters and the Annual Proceedings. […]

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TrackTAP: An iPhone Photo App for the Tree Assistance Program

The USDA Farm Service Agency Tree Assistance Program (TAP) provides financial assistance to replant citrus groves affected by greening disease. Records must be provided to the USDA to show your trees did indeed succumb to this disease before you can get assistance. Several kinds of records are […]

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Tamarixia Wasps for Citrus Psyllid Control: We Have an App for That

This month, we talk about an exciting program we’re working on with the Division of Plant Industry for non-chemical ways of controlling Asian citrus psyllid. We’d also like to introduce a new “right here, right now” technology solution we developed to help with our role in the […]

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The Big Data Revolution and Citrus Greening: How Unstructured Data Can Accelerate the Discovery of Useable Solutions

The citrus industry as a whole collects huge amounts of data. In addition to numerous government programs, growers collect soil, variety, rootstock, yield and financial data to optimize production and returns. Different organizations focus on different kinds of data dictated by their needs. And now, more organizations […]

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How Social Media Networks Could Help Save Citrus From the Ravaging Impacts of Greening

If you could save the citrus industry by spending 5 minutes a day on your iPhone sending your HLB observations to a website, would you do it? Last month, I talked about ways social media can accelerate communications between citrus growers and scientists, especially in disease management. I introduced […]

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Using Social Media for Crowd-Sourced Citrus Production and Research

Originally published online in January 2013, updated August 2013 Social media websites are changing the world. Facebook, a popular social site, has over 1 billion active users each month. Six-hundred million of its users connect using a mobile device. One out of three people in the United […]

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Interactive Virtual Citrus Groves

A New Way to Show Others What’s Happening in the Field Virtual reality (VR) is important in the computer gaming industry, medicine, manufacturing and many other industries. In citrus, virtual reality is used in some types of harvesting research. One more common example is the VR photography […]

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