The information provided on this website comes in part from a USDA NIFA funded project to evaluate new tools available to growers to be used for establishing healthy young citrus trees. This funding also supports research into similar tools to be used in the home environment to protect citrus trees from the insect pest that carries the plant pathogen leading to citrus greening. (USDA NIFA Grant # 2021-70029-36054)
On this site, you will find links to documents and videos explaining how to properly plant a citrus tree, how to maintain your tree, and how to implement management tools that we are currently evaluating for home use. This page will be updated with more recommendations to support the enjoyment of citrus in the home landscape as they are developed.
The UF/IFAS Citrus in the Home Landscape initiative is designed to encourage Florida residents to once again grow citrus in their home landscapes. UF/IFAS researchers are working to translate discoveries they are finding from their work for the commercial citrus industry fighting the devastating Huanglongbing (citrus greening) disease to work for home gardeners. From breeding new HLB-tolerant citrus varieties, to supporting UF/IFAS Extension agents growing citrus in demonstration gardens, to providing trees for community give aways and plant sales and working to educate the over 5000 UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners on the latest techniques, we are working to support Florida’s citrus industry continue to be the leader is growing the world’s best citrus.
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