Citrus tips and tricks discussed at meeting

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Now that the citrus season is complete, growers are looking for answers to some of the problems they encountered with their most recent crop.

At a meeting hosted by the LSU AgCenter at Delgado Community College, backyard citrus growers were shown some of the tips and tricks that can be used to grow delicious citrus.

LSU AgCenter horticulture agents Joe Willis and Anna Timmerman said backyard producers are now growing more than 50 percent of the citrus in the state.

“Out of all the calls we get as horticulture agents, the majority of those calls are concerning citrus,” Timmerman said. “I tracked our calls for a year and found that citrus was the No. 1 issue people had questions about.”

When planting citrus, site selection is your most important consideration, she said.

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