Last Friday’s citrus crop forecast shocked growers across the state with an all-Florida orange estimate of only 80 million boxes. Florida Citrus Mutual hosted an event at the Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch just outside of Lake Placid. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper spoke with Florida Citrus Mutual’s Executive Vice President and CEO Mike Sparks, who said he thinks that fruit drop is the leading cause for this dramatic decrease from last year’s estimate.
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