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Growers’ Help Needed for CRDF PFD survey

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by tamara

The CRDF has developed a survey to gather grower data to assess PFD treatments that took place this spring. Grove data will be accompanied by button and fruit count on 20 trees/block. Growers are needed to participate. The CRDF is looking for growers with some record of seasonal and/or off season bloom in their grove as well as rainfall data. If the block does not have a weather station, at least flowering monitoring data would be needed. All of the individual grove data would be kept confidential and the analyzed data will be available as a document and will be presented at meetings.

Brandon Page and his field crew (UF-IFAS and CRDF) would be in each block for around an hour to count buttons and fruit, and to make some measurements on the 20 trees. This would take place one time.

If you would like to help and participate in this project, please contact Dr. Stephanie Slinski at sslinski@citrusrdf.org or call 863.956.8678.

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