Small Changes in USDA Citrus Crop Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Florida

Mark Hudson, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service in Washington, D.C., delivered the latest citrus crop forecast today. Florida Valencia oranges dropped slightly from 36 million boxes in December to 35 million boxes in January. Hudson explained this was due to fruit drop. White grapefruit dropped from 2 million boxes to 1.7 million boxes. Tangerines and tangelos …

New Citrus Industry Website Feature

Dan Citrus, Florida

There’s a new and easy way citrus growers can get in touch with companies for the goods and services they need. Visit the 2017 Vendor Directory of Products and Services on the Citrus Industry magazine website. Company categories include chemicals, groves services, nutritionals and more. The online guide includes contact information and links to vendor websites.

Fruit Fly’s Genetic Code Revealed

Dan Citrus, Environment, Industry News Release

An international team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other research organizations have sequenced the complete genome of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. This pest attacks more than 260 fruit, vegetable and nut crops worldwide, causing billions of dollars annually in direct damage, export sanctions, lost markets, and other costs.

IndexBox Marketing: Orange Market in Crisis

Dan Citrus, Florida

According to a report by IndexBox Marketing, the orange market is in crisis.  One of the main reasons is the citrus greening disease, widespread in the key centers of orange cultivation. This is why a reduction of the global orange market volume is expected once again in 2016. Orange yield reduction affects consumption worldwide. In this case, a distinction should …

Citrus Crop Drops 16 Percent

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Florida

By Jim Turner TURNER The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 12, 2016… Florida’s citrus industry, struggling in a battle against a fatal citrus disease, will have a little bit sweeter season than projected in an initial forecast. However, the outlook for the state’s orange crop continues to be troubling.