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Citrus Greening AND Citrus Canker Testing for Commercial and Residential Citrus in Fall 2021

As part of our 2021 disease survey efforts, we will begin accepting samples from within Georgia for free citrus greening and citrus canker testing on September 1st. Sample testing will be carried out by the UGA Plant Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory in Tifton, GA. Here’s the original announcement regarding this testing program: My…
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Citrus Tissue Analysis

July and August are the best months to collect leaf samples for tissue analysis while nutrient concentrations are the most stable.  Each sample should not represent more than 20 acres and can be taken from 15-20 trees.  Select only one leaf from each shoot that is between 4-6 months of…
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‘Owari’ Satsuma Rootstock Trial Summary 2019 & 2020

By: Jake Price (UGA Extension, Lowndes County, GA – jprice@uga.edu) and Dr. Kim Bowman (Rootstock geneticist, Ft. Pierce, FL – Kim.Bowman@usda.gov) Purpose: Identify the best commercially-available rootstocks for ‘Owari’ satsumas, based upon effects on fruit yield, fruit quality, cold-hardiness, tree health, fruit size, and tree size. Background: In 2014, Lowndes Extension began…
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Citrus Greening AND Citrus Canker Testing for Commercial and Residential Citrus in 2021

As part of our 2021 disease survey efforts, we will begin accepting samples from within Georgia for free citrus greening and citrus canker testing on March 1st. Sample testing will be carried out by the UGA Plant Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory in Tifton, GA. Here’s the original announcement regarding this testing program: My…
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Hop stunt viroid Infecting Citrus Trees in Georgia, USA

By: Emran Ali, Tammy Stackhouse, Sumyya Waliullah, Jean Williams-Woodward, and Jonathan E. Oliver Is one of the world’s smallest pathogens harming your citrus plants? Citrus production within the state of Georgia (USA) is rapidly increasing each year. There are citrus plantings in backyards, production, and plant nurseries within at least…
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‘Owari’ Satsuma Rootstock Trial Summary 2018 & 2019

By: Jake Price (UGA Extension, Lowndes County, GA – jprice@uga.edu) and Dr. Kim Bowman (Rootstock geneticist, Ft. Pierce, FL – Kim.Bowman@usda.gov) Purpose: Identify the best commercially-available rootstocks for ‘Owari’ satsumas, based upon effects on fruit yield, fruit quality, cold-hardiness, tree health, fruit size, and tree size. Background: In 2014, Lowndes…
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