Who we are

Since 1948, the Citrus Center has been honored to serve the citrus industry of Texas through research and education. We have established fruitful partnerships with citrus growers, industry leaders, agricultural companies and fellow scientists in the Texas A & M University System, the University of Texas System, State and Federal agencies. We look forward to the challenges and opportunities in the next 60 years and beyond with excitement.

Thank you for visiting our web site which we hope you will find informative and enjoyable.

Our Mission

The Citrus Center serves the citrus industry of Texas by conducting basic and applied research and delivering innovative solutions which enable the citrus industry to remain competitive in an increasingly global marketplace. The Citrus Center fosters scientific excellence and capacity building by incorporating undergraduate and graduate student training into its research programs to develop highly-skilled professionals.


Our Main Campus is on the east side of the City of Weslaco on the northeast corner of Expressway 83 and International Blvd (FM 1015). The City of Weslaco is located about 112 miles south of the Kingsville Campus, in the Rio Grande Valley. Weslaco is centrally located between Harlingen (18 Miles) and McAllen (19 miles), two of the Valley's larger cities. Just to the east is the city of Mercedes (3 miles), home to the RGV Premium Outlets Shopping Center. The Valley's largest city, Brownsville, is located about 43 miles east of Weslaco. Weslaco is also located only 58 miles from the beaches of South Padre Island.

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The Citrus Center also has two areas used for research. The closest, South Farm, consisting of about 250 acres, is located 2 miles south of the Weslaco Campus. Our second research area, North Farm, consisting of 50 acres, is located 18 miles north of the Weslaco Campus in Monte Alto.

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Contact Information


312 N International Blvd
Weslaco, Texas 78599-9027

Office: (956) 447-3360
Fax: (956) 969-0649

Hours of Operation
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Central Time


Latest Citrus News

Texas Department of Agriculture Emergency Seizure Order
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The Monitor: Deadly citrus greening disease plaguing the Valley
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Valley Morning Star: Water Conservation Incentives on Topic at AgriLife Workshop
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The Monitor: New rules for citrus adopted
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The Monitor: Conservation farming meeting set April 29 in Weslaco
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The Monitor: Citrus plant disease — already in Hidalgo County and Harlingen — likely to spread to Brownsville
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The Monitor: Residents can help save Texas citrus industry from Florida's fate
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The Monitor: Water issues to dominate 68th horticulture society meet Feb. 21
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The Monitor: Citrus disease appears to be spreading in Texas
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The Monitor: Citrus greening quarantine set north of Donna
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The Monitor: Citrus menace lends urgency to Valley scientists
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Newsletter Highlights

Fall 2013 Newsletter Highlights

Canker in Louisiana

Dr. Skaria Retires

New Citrus Nursery Regulations

- Friend of the College Award

Mari Reyes Retires

Awards Banquet

Mike Perez Joins Citrus Center


Visiting Scientist Arrives

New Plant Pathologist At AgriLife

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Links to Guides

The following guides are available in PDF format for your convienence.