Horticulture and Harvesting

Thirteen faculty scientists lead programs that focus on citrus production, horticulture, harvesting and related topics.  Some of the research areas include:

  • New scion and rootstock development
  • Soil, water and nutrition issues
  • Weed and pest management
  • Mechanical harvesting
  • Grove design and planting
  • Regulation of flowering and fruit development
  • Fruit quality and production
  • Economics
  • Freeze protection technology
  • Environmental stress physiology
  • Production management and precision agriculture
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Spray application technology

Canopy Shaker Harvesting

Flourscope Image

Freeze Protection

GPS Mapping

Grove care

Growth Chamber


Mechanical harvesting

Microsprinkler Tests

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