Citrus Fruit Blemishes and Decay Caused by Fungi and Bacteria

This new one-page citrus identification fact sheet illustrates different blemishes from fungi and bacteria that affect citrus. Written by Mark A. Ritenour, Jamie D. Burrow, Megan M. Dewdney, and John Zhang and published by the Horticultural Sciences Department.

Harvesting Charges for Florida Citrus: Picking, Roadsiding, and Hauling, 2015/16

freshpicked oranges in foreground of packing facility

A survey of Florida citrus harvesters was conducted in July 2016 to collect data and estimate the harvesting charges to Florida citrus growers during the 2015/16 season. This 5-page fact sheet written by Ariel Singermam, Marina Burani-Arouca, and Stephen H. Futch and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics presents the results of the survey, summarizing the harvesting charges for citrus during the 2015/16 season and documenting the changes in harvesting costs as the impact of HLB increases across the state. The estimates presented provide the basis for computing on-tree prices from delivered-in prices, thus allowing the computation of the change in citrus growers’ economic returns as the industry adapts to remain profitable.

2014/15 Average Packing Charges for Florida Fresh Citrus

freshpicked oranges in foreground of packing facility

A survey of Florida fresh citrus packers was conducted in April 2015 to collect data on their packing charges during the 2014/15 season. A total of sixteen packinghouses participated in the survey, seven from the Interior region and nine from the Indian River region. The average of their responses was computed to obtain the estimates presented in this 4-page fact sheet was written by Ariel Singerman, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, March 2016.

Identification of Early Citrus Black Spot Symptoms (Identificacíon de los Síntomas Iniciales de la Mancha Negra de los Cítricos) (PP285)

thumbnail of PP285This bilingual identification sheet was designed to assist packinghouse employees to identify the early yet subtle symptoms of citrus black spot. Proper identification of citrus black spot prevents the rejection of international fruit shipments. Written by M. M. Dewdney, J. D. Yates, and M. A. Ritenour and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, July 2011.

Postharvest Decay Control Recommendations for Florida Citrus Fruit (CIR359A/CH081)

Decay of citrus fruit is most often caused by fungal pathogens that grow and develop in the hot and wet conditions typical of the Florida climate. Losses from these diseases can be reduced by the practices discussed in this 6-page revised fact sheet written by Mark A. Ritenour, Jiuxu Zhang, and Megan Dewdney, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, February 2011.