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Impact of hurricane winds on citrus varieties

If you are a citrus grower or thinking of becoming one, you will want to look at this. UF/IFAS Extension did a study of their citrus experimental plots at Quincy FL following the passage of Hurricane Michael last year. The study showed that some varieties and rootstocks survived the hurricane winds much better than other varieties did. If you are thinking of planting a new citrus grove in an area prone to tropical storms and hurricanes (including much of the Southeast) you will want to see their results. You can find the report at http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2019/09/20/impact-of-hurricane-winds-on-citrus-varieties-being-evaluated-in-quincy/.

Hurricane Michael damaged citrus in Gadsden County, but there were differences based on the varieties and roostock scions being evaluated at the UF/IFAS Research Station near Quincy. Photo credit: P. Anderson, UF/IFAS