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!
I recently heard from the Florida Department of Citrus that they like one of my citrus grove photos that appears on a site I did for the Indian River Citrus League. After a day or two of negotiating, we arrived at an agreement for the FDOC to license the image for their national and international marketing program! Keep on the lookout for it–it might appear in a grocery store near you!
This image was taken at sunrise on November 21, 2010, on the west shore of Lake Hancock in Highland City, Florida. We rented an elevation platform and just hoped we got great sunlight and clouds to go along with it. Sure enough, we did!
• Aperture:ƒ/22• Credit:Steven Rogers• Camera:NIKON D700• Taken:November 21, 2010• Exposure bias:-4/6EV• Focal length:25mm• ISO:500• Shutter speed:1/8s
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are individual practices or combinations of practices are the most effective means for maintaining and/or improving water quality. This 2012 edition of this guide provides the latest information for Florida citrus growers on implementing best management practices in their groves. It’s online now at the Indian River Citrus League website.