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  • Organic Citrus

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    We are interested in gathering experiences, solutions and history of organic methods in citrus production. As well as record and document unique policy and market access hurdles organic citrus growers face in each different region of the world.
    Interest: Organic Row Crops, Crop Protection, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Apps, Precision Agriculture, Telemetry, Ag Commentary, Marketing, News, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Farmland and Real Estate, Operating a Farm, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Homesteading

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019 

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure. ” The definition of organic fertilizer is simple...

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    Harpin Protein Plant Elicitor For Cannabis

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 4, 2020 

    Usually, Harpin Protein acted as a plant health promoter activates a plant’s immune system, which triggers growth and defence genes. When harpin protein contacts with plants’ receptors on their seeds, roots, and leaves, it will trigger an early warning system — “Systemic Acquired Resistance,” leading to increased plant yields and health. Target Crops: Economic crops such as cannabis, tobacco, Asparagus, avocado, mango, grape, citrus, blueberry, kiwi, apple, grape, plum, cherry, blueberry, avocado, nectarine etc. Mechanism of Harpin ProteinIt works by stimulating the plant to grow under the general effects of stress and one of those stresses is fungal attack. Harpin itself does not directly affect the pathogens, nor does it enter the plant, rather it binds to receptors on the plant leaf and thereby triggers physiological processes within the plant...

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    An Introduction to Augmentative Biocontrol

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Apr 7, 2020 

    In the previous article in this series we discussed classical biocontrol, which is the practice of identifying the origins of pests found in local fields, then finding the natural enemies of those pests in their foreign origins and bringing the “enemy of my enemy” (otherwise known as “beneficials”) back from their homelands to local farms to renew old rivalries and help suppress pest populations. As we have seen, this strategy is usually coordinated, or at least regulated, by public organizations at a regional, national or even continental scale. But a lot of the pests damaging our crops are actually native to our regions and already have local natural enemies. The problem though is that the population of those control agents is often insufficient and on the decline, for various reasons, some of which we will discuss in an upcoming article... Crop examples include permanent crops such as vineyards, citrus and apple orchards as well as annual crops such as strawberry, cannabis, and corn...

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    100% Water Soluble High Quality Fe EDDHA 6% Iron Chelate Fertilizer

    By Kathy Humate

    Published Feb 28 

    EDDHA, is a chelate that protects nutrients against precipitation in a wide pH-range: 4-9, which is higher than EDTA and DTPA in pH range. This makes the EDDHA-chelates suitable for alkaline and calcareous soils as well as soils containing high levels of carbonate. It is mainly used for fertigation in open fields and soil injection as well as fertigation in high tech, soil-less cultures. The product contains the highest percentage of the ortho-ortho isomere: 4... 60Dosing instructions/Soil application: fertigation or soil injectionCropApplication dateTotal dosage in kg/haTotal dosage in g/treeCitrus Young trees Adult trees2-3 applications:- 1x: vegetative development - 1x: spring application- 1x: autumn application 5-30g 30-80gFruit trees Young trees Adult trees2 applications:At the very beginning of vegetative development 5-20g 20-50gVineyards Young grapesAdult grapes T able grapesBefore bud opening or first symptom of deficiency 3-5g5-25g 10-25gVegetables2 applications:- 1x: 4-6 weeks after planting - 1x: Before flower induction10 - 15 kg/ha Flowers2 applications,- 1x: In spring period- 1x: At first symptoms of deficiency10 - 50 kg/ha The pH in the tank should be above 3...

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    Medjool Dates – Jordan’s Famous Dates

    By Ammar Alshami

    Updated Mar 1 

    Medjool dates are the ultimate snack out there, right? They not only taste amazing, but are full of benefits as well. You can easily add them to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes and end up enjoying their amazing taste. Moreover, did you know there are over 1500 different date varieties all over the world? All of them are grown in warm climates. Dates are well known in the Middle East and are one of the most popular ones due to their incredible size, texture as well as incredible flavor... Make yourself a smoothie enriched with nutrients with Medjool dates! • Perfect for Salads: Did you know these dates are perfect for salad? Mix these up with some citrus and make yourself a sweet and sour salad...

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    Delaware Statutory Trust – Implication to Landowners & Farmers

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated Sep 15, 2020 

    The Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST) is a newer investment vehicle that allows real estate property owners, including farmers and ag landowners, to purchase tenants in common ownership in passive investment properties. DSTs are separate legal entities and are becoming a more popular choice for Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 exchanges. Revenue Ruling 2004-86 allows a DST to own 100% of a real estate asset and allows a maximum of 499 investors to own an interest in the trust. Delaware Statutory Trusts have many advantages over traditional real estate purchases and traditional 1031 Exchanges... For example, a specific DST might have a minimum investment of $50k and only invest in citrus groves in Florida or industrial development land in Texas...

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    High-efficiency bio nematicide to control root knot nematodes

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 11, 2019 

    Damages of nematodesNematodes attack plant roots, stems and leaves. They are a major group of crop pathogens and cause worldwide losses estimated at about US$120 billion every year. They inhabit the soil and damage the roots of plants, weakening their ability to absorb water and nutrients. The symptoms of these damages include stunting, yellowing of plant leaves, and loss of plant vigour... Range of nematodes controlRoot-knot nematodeGolden cyst nematodeCyst nematodeCitrus nematodeBurrowing nematodeReniform nematodeField trial of Dora NemaxeIf you are suffering from the damages of nematodes, more info of control nematodes for your reference...

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    Tax Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 2

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 14, 2020 

    This is the second of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for year-end 2019. Part I, published on AgFuse in November of 2019, focused on planning opportunities for farmers with higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II focuses on tax planning opportunities for farmers with lower than expected current year performance. Farmers tend to think that tax planning opportunities are only available in high-income years or when they close on a big transaction (selling your property, selling a large amount of stock for a capital gain, etc). However, just as tax planning is essential in those situations, it is also critical to consider tax planning strategies during a down year... This is very common in Florida where I am based due to the declining citrus industry and the regularity of major hurricanes...

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    From Industrial Pesticides to Integrated Pest Management: A New Trend in Vineyard Practices

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Updated Dec 14, 2020 

    This article was initially published on The Wine Industry Advisor as part of a series on biological control and Integrated Pest Management written by UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture. Grape growers are facing increased threats from invasive insect pests. The issue with those non-native species is that there are often no naturally occurring enemies capable of controlling them and new Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols might take years to be developed, forcing growers to rely on broad-spectrum insecticides until more ecologically friendly alternatives are available. A notable example of an invasive pest affecting California vineyards is the vine mealybug, which is a major pest of grape vines not only because of the damage they can cause to the fruit but also for the viruses they transmit, such as the grape leafroll-associated virus. Vine mealybug infestation on a grape clusterTo discuss the latest knowledge on these topics, I reached out to Kent Daane, an entomologist and cooperative extension specialist at the University of California, Berkeley...

    Categories: Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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  • Organic Citrus

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    We are interested in gathering experiences, solutions and history of organic methods in citrus production. As well as record and document unique policy and market access hurdles organic citrus growers face in each different region of the world.
    Interest: Organic Row Crops, Crop Protection, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Apps, Precision Agriculture, Telemetry, Ag Commentary, Marketing, News, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Farmland and Real Estate, Operating a Farm, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Homesteading

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    Aussan believes in finding natural solutions to crop health. We manufacturer a citrus bio-flavonoid foliar spray called CropBioLife that improves crop health.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Organic Row Crops, Agribusiness

  • Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019 

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure. ” The definition of organic fertilizer is simple...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

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    Harpin Protein Plant Elicitor For Cannabis

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 4, 2020 

    Usually, Harpin Protein acted as a plant health promoter activates a plant’s immune system, which triggers growth and defence genes. When harpin protein contacts with plants’ receptors on their seeds, roots, and leaves, it will trigger an early warning system — “Systemic Acquired Resistance,” leading to increased plant yields and health. Target Crops: Economic crops such as cannabis, tobacco, Asparagus, avocado, mango, grape, citrus, blueberry, kiwi, apple, grape, plum, cherry, blueberry, avocado, nectarine etc. Mechanism of Harpin ProteinIt works by stimulating the plant to grow under the general effects of stress and one of those stresses is fungal attack. Harpin itself does not directly affect the pathogens, nor does it enter the plant, rather it binds to receptors on the plant leaf and thereby triggers physiological processes within the plant...

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    An Introduction to Augmentative Biocontrol

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Apr 7, 2020 

    In the previous article in this series we discussed classical biocontrol, which is the practice of identifying the origins of pests found in local fields, then finding the natural enemies of those pests in their foreign origins and bringing the “enemy of my enemy” (otherwise known as “beneficials”) back from their homelands to local farms to renew old rivalries and help suppress pest populations. As we have seen, this strategy is usually coordinated, or at least regulated, by public organizations at a regional, national or even continental scale. But a lot of the pests damaging our crops are actually native to our regions and already have local natural enemies. The problem though is that the population of those control agents is often insufficient and on the decline, for various reasons, some of which we will discuss in an upcoming article... Crop examples include permanent crops such as vineyards, citrus and apple orchards as well as annual crops such as strawberry, cannabis, and corn...

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    100% Water Soluble High Quality Fe EDDHA 6% Iron Chelate Fertilizer

    By Kathy Humate

    Published Feb 28 

    EDDHA, is a chelate that protects nutrients against precipitation in a wide pH-range: 4-9, which is higher than EDTA and DTPA in pH range. This makes the EDDHA-chelates suitable for alkaline and calcareous soils as well as soils containing high levels of carbonate. It is mainly used for fertigation in open fields and soil injection as well as fertigation in high tech, soil-less cultures. The product contains the highest percentage of the ortho-ortho isomere: 4... 60Dosing instructions/Soil application: fertigation or soil injectionCropApplication dateTotal dosage in kg/haTotal dosage in g/treeCitrus Young trees Adult trees2-3 applications:- 1x: vegetative development - 1x: spring application- 1x: autumn application 5-30g 30-80gFruit trees Young trees Adult trees2 applications:At the very beginning of vegetative development 5-20g 20-50gVineyards Young grapesAdult grapes T able grapesBefore bud opening or first symptom of deficiency 3-5g5-25g 10-25gVegetables2 applications:- 1x: 4-6 weeks after planting - 1x: Before flower induction10 - 15 kg/ha Flowers2 applications,- 1x: In spring period- 1x: At first symptoms of deficiency10 - 50 kg/ha The pH in the tank should be above 3...

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    Medjool Dates – Jordan’s Famous Dates

    By Ammar Alshami

    Updated Mar 1 

    Medjool dates are the ultimate snack out there, right? They not only taste amazing, but are full of benefits as well. You can easily add them to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes and end up enjoying their amazing taste. Moreover, did you know there are over 1500 different date varieties all over the world? All of them are grown in warm climates. Dates are well known in the Middle East and are one of the most popular ones due to their incredible size, texture as well as incredible flavor... Make yourself a smoothie enriched with nutrients with Medjool dates! • Perfect for Salads: Did you know these dates are perfect for salad? Mix these up with some citrus and make yourself a sweet and sour salad...

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    Delaware Statutory Trust – Implication to Landowners & Farmers

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated Sep 15, 2020 

    The Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST) is a newer investment vehicle that allows real estate property owners, including farmers and ag landowners, to purchase tenants in common ownership in passive investment properties. DSTs are separate legal entities and are becoming a more popular choice for Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 exchanges. Revenue Ruling 2004-86 allows a DST to own 100% of a real estate asset and allows a maximum of 499 investors to own an interest in the trust. Delaware Statutory Trusts have many advantages over traditional real estate purchases and traditional 1031 Exchanges... For example, a specific DST might have a minimum investment of $50k and only invest in citrus groves in Florida or industrial development land in Texas...

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    High-efficiency bio nematicide to control root knot nematodes

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 11, 2019 

    Damages of nematodesNematodes attack plant roots, stems and leaves. They are a major group of crop pathogens and cause worldwide losses estimated at about US$120 billion every year. They inhabit the soil and damage the roots of plants, weakening their ability to absorb water and nutrients. The symptoms of these damages include stunting, yellowing of plant leaves, and loss of plant vigour... Range of nematodes controlRoot-knot nematodeGolden cyst nematodeCyst nematodeCitrus nematodeBurrowing nematodeReniform nematodeField trial of Dora NemaxeIf you are suffering from the damages of nematodes, more info of control nematodes for your reference...

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    Tax Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 2

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 14, 2020 

    This is the second of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for year-end 2019. Part I, published on AgFuse in November of 2019, focused on planning opportunities for farmers with higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II focuses on tax planning opportunities for farmers with lower than expected current year performance. Farmers tend to think that tax planning opportunities are only available in high-income years or when they close on a big transaction (selling your property, selling a large amount of stock for a capital gain, etc). However, just as tax planning is essential in those situations, it is also critical to consider tax planning strategies during a down year... This is very common in Florida where I am based due to the declining citrus industry and the regularity of major hurricanes...

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    From Industrial Pesticides to Integrated Pest Management: A New Trend in Vineyard Practices

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Updated Dec 14, 2020 

    This article was initially published on The Wine Industry Advisor as part of a series on biological control and Integrated Pest Management written by UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture. Grape growers are facing increased threats from invasive insect pests. The issue with those non-native species is that there are often no naturally occurring enemies capable of controlling them and new Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols might take years to be developed, forcing growers to rely on broad-spectrum insecticides until more ecologically friendly alternatives are available. A notable example of an invasive pest affecting California vineyards is the vine mealybug, which is a major pest of grape vines not only because of the damage they can cause to the fruit but also for the viruses they transmit, such as the grape leafroll-associated virus. Vine mealybug infestation on a grape clusterTo discuss the latest knowledge on these topics, I reached out to Kent Daane, an entomologist and cooperative extension specialist at the University of California, Berkeley...

    Categories: Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    #GroAloe Does it Again

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Jun 11, 2018 

    I talk a lot about our product, but seeing is believing. Here is another example of what GroAloe can do. Look at those mango's. It does not matter, citrus, berries, just give it a try. You will not regret it...

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  • Posted By Ambassa Ambassa
    Aug 28 

    Citrus fruit production quantity

    197 (tonnes) in 2019

    In 2019, citrus fruit production for Cameroon was 197 tonnes. Before citrus fruit production of Cameroon started to increase to reach a level of 197 tonnes in 2019, it went through a trough reaching a low of 10 tonnes in 1978.

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    Posted By Marc Suderman
    Oct 26, 2015 

    Citrus preharvest foliar spray treatments are a useful tool for finishing a crop and improving final fruit quality.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTE6qixqSLs&feature=player_detailpage
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    Posted By Sabrina Halvorson
    Feb 9 

    We're talking about citrus today. I'd love to hear your thoughts on topics relative to California agriculture that we should discuss. 

    https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-hg78u-fa21c1

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    Posted By Biological Control
    Jun 18, 2019 

    A useful list of best practices from "California Citrus Threat" to limit the spread of Huanglongbing and the Asian Citrus Psyllid, including some biocontrol options
    https://californiacitrusthreat.org/protect-your-citrus/
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    Posted By Rick Foster
    Nov 28, 2020 

    https://www.growingproduce.com/citrus/time-to-re-check-your-citrus-fertility-recommendations/
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    Posted By Rick Foster
    Apr 17, 2020 

    https://www.growingproduce.com/citrus/usda-to-allow-imports-of-citrus-from-china/

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Feb 4, 2020 

    https://www.growingproduce.com/citrus/soil-health-matters-a-tale-of-2-florida-citrus-groves/

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    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Feb 5, 2020 

    https://nationswell.com/fighting-citrus-greening-florida-locus-ag/

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    Identification of Citrus Trees from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Imagery Using Convolutional Neural Networks

    Authors: Ovidiu, John Cherbini, Robert Johnson, Andy Lyons and Maggi Kelly

    Journal: Drones 2018, 2(4), 39

    Publisher: MDPI

    Remote sensing is important to precision agriculture and the spatial resolution provided by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is revolutionizing precision agriculture workflows for measurement crop condition and yields over the growing season, for identifying and monitoring weeds and other applications. Monitoring of individual trees for growth, fruit production and pest and disease occurrence remains a high research priority and the delineation of each tree using automated means as an alternative to manual delineation would be useful for long-term farm management. In this paper, we detected citrus and other crop trees from UAV images using a simple convolutional neural network (CNN) algorithm, followed by a classification refinement using superpixels derived from a Simple Linear Iterative Clustering (SLIC) algorithm. The workflow performed well in a relatively complex agricultural environment (multiple targets, multiple size trees and ages, etc.) achieving high accuracy (overall accuracy = 96.24%, Precision (positive predictive value) = 94.59%, Recall (sensitivity) = 97.94%). To our knowledge, this is the first time a CNN has been used with UAV multi-spectral imagery to focus on citrus trees. More of these individual cases are needed to develop standard automated workflows to help agricultural managers better incorporate large volumes of high resolution UAV imagery into agricultural management operations.

    Illustration Photo: California Citrus (credits: Jasperdo / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Oct 27, 2016 

    Liquid Organic Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture: Nutrient Uptake of Organic versus Mineral Fertilizers in Citrus Trees

    Authors: Belén Martínez-Alcántara, Mary-Rus Martínez-Cuenca, Almudena Bermejo, Francisco Legaz, Ana Quiñones

    Publisher: PLOS One

    The main objective of this study was to compare the performance of two liquid organic fertilizers, an animal and a plant-based fertilizer, with mineral fertilization on citrus trees. The source of the fertilizer (mineral or organic) had significant effect in the nutritional status of the organic and conventionally managed mandarins. Nutrient uptake, vegetative growth, carbohydrate synthesis and soil characteristics were analyzed. Results showed that plants fertilized with animal based liquid fertilizers exhibited higher total biomass with a more profuse development of new developing organs (leaves and fibrous roots). Liquid organic fertilization resulted in an increased uptake of macro and micronutrients compared to mineral fertilized trees. Moreover, organic fertilization positively affected the carbohydrate content (fructose, glucose and sucrose) mainly in summer flush leaves. Liquid organic fertilization also resulted in an increase of soil organic matter content. Animal-based fertilizer, due to intrinsic composition, increased total tree biomass and carbohydrate leaves content, and led to lower soil nitrate concentration and higher P and Mg exchangeable in soil extract compared to vegetal-based fertilizer. Therefore, liquid organic fertilizers could be used as an alternative to traditional mineral fertilization in drip irrigated citrus trees.

    Illustration Photo: Citrus tree (Credit: Alexander van Loon/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)
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