Drip Irrigation With Fertilizer Boosts Citrus Tree Growth

The citrus fruit industry is Florida’s top agricultural commodity, bringing in $10.7 billion each year. In recent years, citrus greening disease has posed a real threat to this productivity as farmers have to replant trees at a higher rate. Luckily, University of Florida Professor Kelly Morgan’s five-year study on drip irrigation brings good news for farmers. The drip irrigation method helps young trees grow more than 30% faster than usual and with greater fruit production.

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