This article demonstrates organic ant control for citrus trees using tree tanglefoot, a natural ant repellent for fruit trees. Because nectar-loving ants such as the Argentine ant farm nectar-producing insects such as the Asian citrus psyllid, controlling ants on citrus trees is an important measure to reduce the spread of Huanglongbing, a deadly citrus disease spread by citrus psyllids.
This step-by-step grafting guide shows a double-tongued side graft useful for grafting fruit trees. This grafting technique gives a very high success rate and is useful for top working trees with small diameter stocks. It is also useful for grafting early in the season when the bark is not slipping and a bark graft is not feasible.
This guide to growing citrus from cuttings shows how to root and graft a citrus tree in one step.
Success in rooting citrus trees from cuttings requires the proper temperature, humidity, light levels, and rooting hormone. This guide shows how to grow citrus from cuttings with a good success rate at home without a greenhouse and without accidentally bringing a deadly citrus disease into your yard.
This step-by-step guide to grafting fruit trees shows how to graft a tree using the Z-grafting technique, a technique that I have found especially useful for grafting citrus trees.
Z-grafting is a scion grafting technique that is useful for grafting trees in situations where the scion and rootstock have different diameters. I have used it in for grafting citrus when the scion diameter is greater than that of the rootstock. The Z-graft is useful both for grafting new trees and also to add new varieties to established trees.