March 19, 2019
March's All In for Citrus podcast brings multiple citrus research updates to Florida's citrus growers.
First, Michael Rogers, center director of the University of Florida's (UF) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC), discusses the upcoming Citrus Grower's Institute. He discusses the planned seminar program, which is jam-packed with citrus greening management methods. Also included in the program is presentations regarding citrus weed management and a regulatory update. The Citrus Grower's Institute will take place on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Florida State College's Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing Arts in Avon Park. Interested attendees can register here.
Then, listeners will hear from Amir Rezazadeh, a new citrus multi-county Extension agent with UF. Rezazadeh introduces himself to growers, discussing his background and his goals in his new position.
Following Rezazadeh will be Yu Wang, an assistant professor at the UF CREC. Wang's job focuses on citrus flavor and consumer preferences for citrus flavor. She goes over how she gathers consumer likes and dislikes, then how she communicates her findings to the research community. She also discusses juice quality and how citrus greening has played a role in that.
Finally, March's podcast wraps up with Rhuanito "Johnny" Ferrarezi, an assistant professor of citrus horticulture at the UF Indian River Research and Education Center. He gives listeners updates on a couple of projects he has been working on. First, he discusses his grapefruit variety trials and gives some updates on recent findings. Then, he talks about a continuing project on Citrus Under Protective Screens or CUPS.
February 19, 2019
In February's All In for Citrus podcast, learn about the new faces with the University of Florida's citrus research staff, a winter weather watch program, flowering models and how fertilization impacts fruit quality.
January 21, 2019
The January All In for Citrus Podcast includes a breakdown of what's planned for citrus research in 2019, an update from citrus Extension, a good-bye message from an industry leader and the newest cutting-edge research in fighting citrus pathogens.
December 19, 2018
December's All In for Citrus podcast begins with a year in review with Dr. Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus Research and Education Center. Then, microbes and food safety are discussed by University of Florida citrus researchers.
November 21, 2018
November's All In for Citrus podcast is heavily focused on production with topics such as, what to plant now, the economics of planting and nutrition management.
October 25, 2018
October's All In for Citrus Podcast features stories about citrus across the globe, highlights from the Indian River Research and Education Center's citrus program and an update on what's going on in the field right now. Don't miss this month's podcast to get all the latest citrus updates from the University of Florida.
September 24, 2018
Welcome to the "All In For Citrus" podcast from the UF/IFAS statewide citrus team. Citrus Research and Extension Center Director Dr. Michael Rogers introduces listeners to the podcast project and outlines what the focus is for future episodes. We also hear from the new SWFREC Morgan Kelly, about the 2018 Citrus Production Guide from Lauren Diepenbrock and Dr. Fernando Alferez talks about his work on Homobrassinolides.