Checking the groves for insect damage today, I see something I haven’t seen for several years. There’s a pest of citrus, called rust mites, that causes a brownish injury on the rind of the fruit. Normally, we’d start treating for this insect this week, but a very heavy rain yesterday literally washed the insect off the fruit. We got close to 4 inches of rain, and this will buy us 7 to 10 days before having to treat for this insect.
citrus research. We’ve been in Florida for three generations. The idea behind this blog is to tell the Florida citrus story straight from the field in a visual way. I also have a web development firm. Be sure to also check out Panotracks, my professional photography portfolio. I also developed one of the most widely used citrus management field apps using artificial intelligence and handheld PDA devices. Some of the other websites I've designed or developed include Indian River Citrus League, Florida Department of Citrus, and Blue Goose Growers.