Citrus Growing in Florida (Hardcover)

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Citrus Growing in Florida (Hardcover)


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"An excellent book that is needed by all who are interested in growing citrus in Florida or elsewhere."--Florida Garden Guide

"Filled with tips on growing Florida's claim to fame. . . . Can help anyone grow grapefruit, oranges, lemons, or limes."--Tampa Tribune

Whether you're responsible for acres of orange, tangerine, or grapefruit trees, or just grow limes and lemons in your backyard, Citrus Growing in Florida has been an indispensable guide for nearly fifty years. Now available in a fifth edition, this concise, comprehensive book combines the practical day-to-day aspects of citrus growing with underlying horticultural principles in a clear, easy to read style.

Authors Frederick Davies and Larry Jackson have a combined eighty years of experience with citrus culture and production, teaching, extension, and research. The revisions in this edition cover new regulations, new pests and diseases, and new issues in marketing and selling citrus.

For commercial growers, the book discusses planting, production, grove management, fertilization, spraying, and harvesting. For homeowners, it provides practical advice on growing the tart, tangy, sweet, and juicy fruits that define the flavor of the Sunshine State.

"A comprehensive guide and reference for both the large and small citrus grower throughout Florida and beyond. The publication provides up-to-date information on citrus varieties, nutrition, cultural/production practices, pests and historical information. . . .Will aid all producers in selecting production practices and understanding this major agricultural commodity in Florida."--Stephen H. Futch, University of Florida

Frederick S. Davies is professor of horticulture at the University of Florida, where he has taught for thirty years. Larry K. Jacksonis professor emeritus of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida, where he taught for thirty-two years. Both are active in the Florida citrus industry.
Product Details ISBN: 9780813034096
ISBN-10: 0813034094
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English