When you drive to potentially dozens or sometimes close to a hundred different locations around a lot of citrus groves all in one day, it helps to have a way to keep track of where you have been. One of the devices I use is the Garmin Dakota 20 handheld GPS. (More recently, I’ve been using the Oregon 650t–more on this device later.) Here, you see it mounted on my windshield using a Ram Mount, which is one of the sturdiest mounts in the business. I track all my paths for the day, and it’s easy later to download the tracks and cross-reference that to photos or other observations of grove condition.
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.