Big increase in Florida citrus volume

Jan 14, 2019 by Tom Burfield
Florida’s orange volume should be about 77 million 90-pound box equivalents, most of which will go to processing, said Andrew Meadows, director of communications for Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Mutual.

Florida researchers use fungus in HLB fight

Aug 02, 2018 by Chris Koger
Research at the University of Florida on citrus greening disease isn’t focused solely on helping trees fight the disease. Researchers also are attacking the source: the Asian citrus psyllid that spreads the disease.

Get ready for National Avocado Day

Jul 30, 2018 by Chris Koger
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences reminds consumers that National Avocado Day — July 31 — is a good time to celebrate the fruit’s nutritious attributes.

Florida finds peach fruit flies in 2 places

May 21, 2018 by Chris Koger
Two peach fruit flies were found in Palm Beach County, Fla., on successive days earlier this month, the second time the pest — which has dozens of fruit and vegetable host plants — has been found in the state.