Nutrition Management Program Yields Results

Dan Citrus, Research


University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers have found that following nutrition and irrigation guidelines designed for a specific grove will help growers promote tree health and produce high-quality citrus.

Last year, UF/IFAS scientists offered Florida growers a unique nutritional counseling program, commonly referred to as the nutrition box program. It provides free soil and leaf testing as well as tailored quarterly nutritional counseling.

Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences and citrus Extension specialist, gave an update on the nutrition box program during the Feb. 9 UF/IFAS OJ Break grower meeting.


According to Vashisth, the program has yielded great results. Soil and leaf sampling allows scientists to make better, tailored nutrient recommendations to improve overall tree vigor.

The data Vashisth presented indicates high boron levels are …..

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