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To Push or To Clip: That is the Question
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For the past 5 to 10 years, many citrus growers have wondered whether it is better to remove the entire tree and root system by pushing or whether clipping the tree off above the soil line is an acceptable alternative method to remove diseased or unproductive citrus trees from groves. Growers have expressed both positive and negative observations about each tree removal method. Therefore, a review and evaluation of the potential benefits and drawbacks of each method is appropriate.

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Pollination of Citrus Hybrids

explains and details in a chart common citrus hybrids and their pollination

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Guide To Using Perennial Peanut As A Cover Crop In Citrus

details the benefits of using the perennial peanut as a cover crop between citrus rows

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Cross-Pollination Planting Plans

details different plans and charts for the well-being of cross-pollinated plants

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Citrus Tree Stresses: Effects on Growth and Yield
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The objectives of this document are to: a)Explain how citrus trees respond to changes in availability of water and nutrients; b)Discuss plant-stress situations and their effects on citrus growth and productivity; and c)Discuss the balance between roots and shoots. The target audience for this document dealing with citrus responses to drought conditions includes: Certified Crop Advisers, citrus producers, agrochemical and equipment industry representatives, and other parties interested in citrus management practices.

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Casuarina cunninghamianaMiq. (River sheoak) in Florida and its Potential as a Windbreak Plant for Citrus Groves

Details the bacterial disease Casuarina cunninghamiana and its affect on citrus trees

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Trunk Shaker Mechanical Harvesting Systems

profiles the different designs of Trunk Shakers and their basic use and operation

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Start Now to Design Citrus Groves for Mechanical Harvesting
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details and promotes the structure of citrus groves around the practice of mechanical harvesting

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Mechanical Harvesting and Tree Health

details various injury and harm that can befall a tree subjected to mechanical harvesting techniques

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Harvesting: From Manual to Mechanical

Details the history, research, and development behind the switch from manual to mechanical harvesting

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A Decision-Aid Tool to Compare Costs of Mechanical Harvesting Systems

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Continuous Canopy Shake Mechanical Harvesting Systems

Explains and informs of Continuous Canopy Shake Harvesting systems

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Benefits of an Abscission Agent in Mechanical Harvesting of Citrus

An abscission agent is a chemical compound that when sprayed prior to harvest will induce physiological changes that reduce the picking force to remove mature citrus fruit from the tree, resulting in less tree damage and faster harvest.

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Your Florida Dooryard Citrus Guide - Pruning

Guide for the non-mechanical pruning of Dooryard Citrus

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Citrus Problems In The Home Landscape

Profiles different health problems common in private yard-dwelling citrus plants

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Citrus Culture In The Home Landscape

Focusing on citrus in a private yard setting, the publication details citrus varieties, management, and care

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Protecting Honey Bees From Pesticides
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Details the importance of honey bees in crop production and suggests ways to avoid their elimination through pesticide use

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Pollination of Citrus by Honey Bees

This paper will address the current thinking on pollination research in general and in specifics about citrus culture. In addition, it will examine some of the present and future possibilities about the value of the honey bee to this valuable crop.

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Water Quality Monitoring Programs for Environmental Assessment of Citrus Groves

Explains the importance of water monitoring, its costs, types, and analysis

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Understanding Water Quality Parameters for Citrus Irrigation and Drainage Systems

Explains basic water management knowledge, such as how to obtain a water sample, units used in water analysis, and water quality parameters

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Fertigation Nutrient Sources and Application Considerations for Citrus

Details the application of various fertilizers though irrigation systems

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Detention/Retention for Citrus Stormwater Management
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Describes structural and nonstructural controls used in water management, and the detention/retention processes and their benefits.

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Citrus BMP Implementation in Florida's Gulf Citrus Production Area: Water, Sediment, and Aquatic Weeds
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In 2005 we conducted a survey in cooperation with the Gulf Citrus Growers Association (GCGA) and FDACS to quantify the current level of BMP implementation and to identify BMPs that might be adopted if a cost-share program was available. This publication describes the survey and discusses the findings regarding water, sediment, and aquatic weed BMPs.

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Citrus BMP Implementation in Florida's Gulf Citrus Production Area: Nutrients
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In 2005 we conducted a survey in cooperation with Gulf Citrus Growers Association (GCGA) and FDACS to quantify the current level of BMP implementation and to identify BMPs that might be adopted if a cost-share program was available. The survey questionnaire included five major BMP categories: water volume, sediment control, aquatic plant control, pesticide use, and nutrients. This publication describes the survey and discusses the findings regarding nutrient BMPs. The target audience for this publication is citrus growers; allied industry, local, state, and federal agencies; and parties interested in nutrients and water quality in the southwest Florida region.

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Chemigation Equipment and Techniques for Citrus

Details using an irrigation system to deliver chemicals to citrus plants, its safety, management, and tips.

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BMP: Ribbon Barriers

A description, use, and cost of Ribbon Barriers

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Aquatic Weed Management in Citrus Canals and Ditches

Aquatic plants are necessary for maintaining the balance of nature and offering food, protection, oxygen, and shelter to aquatic species. One reality of growing citrus in Florida flatwoods areas is that nearly every citrus grower will sooner or later experience aquatic weed control problems. Maintaining a balance in the aquatic system while sustaining crop success and avoiding loss of income can be a challenge. Over-abundant aquatic weed growth can also lower drainage rates following heavy rains, resulting in severe root pruning, increased disease incidence, and fruit drop. Therefore management of aquatic vegetation species should be an essential component of the overall water management strategy for most Flatwoods citrus groves.

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Water Table Measurement and Monitoring for Flatwoods Citrus

How to properly measure and manage the water table in flatwood citrus groves

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Flatwoods Citrus Best Management Practice: Riser-Board Structures
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details the use of riser-boards to control water table levels and surface water levels in drainage and irrigation ditches

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Flatwoods Citrus Best Management Practice: Soil Stabilization
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This best management practice describes stabilization practices for erosion-prone soils within flatwoods citrus groves

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