Recently, we’ve been looking at different roostocks for our citrus plantings. As seen in this mind map, there are no less than 15 or 20 different information sources that need to be considered. Much of this information is gathered over time, but there comes a point where you to refresh your memory to see if anything has changed since the last time you looked. How do you access and manage all the information that goes into making this kind of decision? If you’re like most people, you talk to others, email back and forth, read and you probably check 20 or so websites for the most recent information. That’s a lot of work, and becomes even more so if you have to do it more than once. I can’t disclose all the details yet, but I’m working with the University of Florida on a solution that will help growers make better rootstock decisions. Stay tuned for more later!
This photo shows a tag on a newly planted tree in a Florida citrus grove. This tag (placed on the tree while it is a nursery) tells the story about the tree, such as the variety, rootstock, date grown, etc. This is important for ensuring quality and consistency in the trees that are placed in the groves.
• Aperture:ƒ/2.4• Camera:iPhone 5• Taken:September 4, 2013• Focal length:4.13mm• ISO:50• Location:27° 56.27′ 0″ N 81° 53.42′ 0″ W• Shutter speed:1/467s