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Sweet Orange Scab: New Cases Identified in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala.—Agriculture officials have identified new cases of sweet orange scab (SOS) in Baldwin County. SOS was first confirmed in Alabama in December 2017. Dr. Kassie Connor, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, said the disease may have been pushed into the state by strong weather systems. “We suspect the pathogen spread from Florida via hurricane movement last year,” said Conner. ... Read More »

Can you spot the difference? Comparing Satsumas, tangerines and oranges

Auburn, Alabama — What do you know about an orange? Do you know what Satsuma is? What about a tangerine? All part of the citrus family, Satsuma, tangerines and oranges seem to be similar. However, the differences in each are enough to compare and contrast the three. The difference James Miles, an Alabama Extension regional agent in commercial horticulture, said that ... Read More »

Growing your own citrus

Citrus Tree

Mobile, Ala.—Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means spring is just around the corner and warmer temperatures are quickly approaching. Nothing accompanies a hot day better than a nice glass of lemonade, but when you reach for your favorite store bought brand of citrus juice, can you be sure of what is in it? James Miles, a regional ... Read More »