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How to Segment Citrus Like a Pro

February 2, 2015 - Yahoo - Food 52 - Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 — with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes. Today: Your comments should be pithy; your citrus should not. Here’s how to achieve perfect citrus segments and leave all of the pith and membrane behind. Are knife skills on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Segmenting citrus is one of the most satisfying (and fun) things you can do with a sharp knife! The results…

Can Parasitic Wasps Help Save America’s Citrus?

Hillary Rosner Published June 17, 2014 In a lemon grove in Riverside, California, a half dozen beige mesh tents rise above the fruit trees. Within each tent a solitary lemon tree bustles with invaders from another continent: small insects called Asian citrus psyllids. They're potential carriers of a plague that could decimate California's citrus groves. But scientists here are deliberately breeding them—in order to breed an antidote. "Warning," read signs posted on the tents in…

Area and Production of Citrus In Pakistan

                                              Area of citrus (in hactares)   Year Punjab Sindh KPK Balochistan Pakistan   2009-2010 188152   4509   4343   1376   198380   2010-2011 184227   4908   4017   1376 194528     2011-2012 183568   4917   4071   1421   193977…

The smell of crop disaster: UF research on citrus greening

June 04, 2014 Paul Brinkmann Insects that carry the devastating citrus greening disease are attracted by an odor that sick trees give off, researchers at University of Florida found. The research advances understanding of the costly disease, which is damaging Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. The research found that psyllids – tiny bugs – are attracted to the odor emitted by an infected citrus tree. According to a news release, the scent may also help wasps find and eat…

Researchers say GMO citrus trees could combat greening

GMO citrus treesRick KressTrees genetically modified to resist citrus greening are grown in a greenhouse in South Florida.Slow progress in Florida is being made that some feel may be the most effective means of combating the dreaded citrus greening disease–genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Like thousands of Florida growers, Southern Gardens Citrus in Clewiston, which once had 2.5 million citrus trees that primarily produce juice oranges, chopped down hundreds of thousands of…

‘Citrus production can be enhanced through value addition’

October 09, 2013 KHALID ABBAS SAIF The citrus production, which is showing a declining trend for the last few years, can be boosted up by adopting value addition. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while talking to a delegation of Australian Sector Linkages Programme (ASLP) experts. The Aussie experts gave training at the workshop titled Citrus Nursery Management and Reworking arranged by Institute of Horticulture…

Citrus canker, a serious bacterial disease, has spread to local fruit trees

July 30, 2013 When I started my horticultural career in New Orleans back in 1980, my memory of growing citrus seems so easy. White flies and other sucking insects and the sooty mold they caused were the only major problems. A few applications of oil sprays were all that was needed, perhaps with some Malathion added. Diseases were hardly ever an issue. Freezing temperatures were the major problem in the '80s. My, how times have changed. Many new insects and diseases have shown up in our…

Seedless variety: Kinnow exports likely to increase to $1 billion

March 10, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA With the introduction of seedless variety, Pakistan's kinnow exports are expected to grow to $1 billion extra. Currently, world citrus market is around $2.135 billion, in which, Pakistan's share has remained around 2.5 per cent, according to a statement issued by the Chief Executive Officer Harvest Tradings, Ahmad Jawad. He said the country is losing kinnow market in European Union due to excessive seeds, as buyers seek seed-free fruit for easy eating but…

Citrus

Citrus - Urdu meanings: ترشہ پھل Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae. Cultivation Citrus production Citrus trees hybridise very readily – depending on the pollen source, plants grown from a Persian Lime's seeds can produce fruit similar to grapefruit. Thus all commercial citrus cultivation uses trees produced by grafting the desired fruiting cultivars onto rootstocks selected for disease resistance and hardiness. The colour of citrus…

محکمہ زراعت کے نامناسب اقدامات . کینو کی پیداوار میں 25 فیصد کمی

جنوری 16 – 2013 سرگودھا(سٹی رپورٹر)محکمہ زراعت کی طرف سے مناسب حکمت عملی اختیار نہ کرنے اور باغبانوں میں ترشاوہ پھلوں کی بہتر پیدوار کے حوالے سے آگاہی مہم کاغذی حد سے آگے نہ بڑھنے کی وجہ سے امسال کسانوں کو کینو کی پیدوار میں25سے30فیصد نقصان کا اندیشہ ہے ۔باغبان حضرات کا کہنا ہے کہ فائٹو فتھورا نامی پھپھوندی کی وجہ سے ترشاوہ باغات اور نرسریوں میں پیوند کی گئی ترشاوہ پھلوں کی اقسام متاثر ہوئی ہیں جس سے امسال پیدوار کا ہدف بھی پورا ہوتا نظر نہیں آ رہا ۔ احتیاطی تدابیر ، مخصوص تشخیص ، محفوظ و…

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