December 13, 2017

Why Lemon Appeal Is Gaining Favor With Florida Growers

With HLB endemic across the state, growers are trying a variety of production methods to squeeze more out of infected trees. While lemons have never been a major crop in Florida, they are making a bit of a comeback because of a tolerance to HLB and a good market.

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