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Growers: Black Spot May Become Major Florida Citrus Problem
Citrus black spot has only been found in two southwest Florida counties and has not been a major concern to most in the Florida citrus industry. However, two Southern Gardens Citrus officials told fellow growers at a citrus black spot workshop in Immokalee last week that black spot worries Brazilian growers as much as greening disease does. Southern Gardens President Ricke Kress discusses the Brazilians’ concerns and says Floridians can learn from them. Jim Snively, Southern Gardens Vice President of Grove Operations, tells how bad citrus black spot can be, how widespread it could become in Florida, and shares Brazilian recommendations for managing the disease. Hear the details.
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2011 HLB Conference Proceedings Available
Update on April Harvesting Symposium at Citrus Center
Citrus Nurseryman Growing Eucalyptus Trees for Energy
Request to Make Guns, Grove Equipment Raises Concerns
Incorporation for Callery-Judge Grove Uncertain
Orange Growers Get Boost from Tire Maker
UF Research Progress on Tangerines
Orange Juice Prices Become Easier to Gulp
Citrus Farmers Thankful for Mild Winter, High Demand
Riverina Citrus to Close Doors
Australia: Citrus Industry Grants Under Investigation
FROM THE FIELD
Scientist Discusses Insecticides that Control Citrus Psyllids
The effectiveness of various insecticides against HLB-spreading psyllids was ranked by University of Florida scientists in the March issue of Citrus Industry magazine. Learn more from co-author Phil Stansly.
Citrus Commission Focuses on OJ Sales Declines, New Ads
Florida citrus commissioners see proposed new orange juice TV commercials they hope will curtail large OJ sales declines. Listen to the report and read the following articles for more information:
New Florida Orange Juice Ads Stress Good Feelings
Ackerman Reaffirmed to Head FDOC by Unanimous Vote
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
March 23 Southwest Florida Field Trip (view Bob Rouse’s nutritional and pruning trials in citrus with high HLB infestation), depart from Hendry County Extension office, LaBelle, contact Anna Perez at 352-343-4101, ext. 2714 or email@example.com for required preregistration
March 23 Workshop on Peaches, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, contact 863-674-4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org for required preregistration
April 2-4 International Symposium on Mechanical Harvesting & Handling Systems of Fruits and Nuts, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred
April 5 USDA Horticultural Research Laboratory Annual Open House, Ft. Pierce, contact 772-462-5800
April 10 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute, South Florida Community College, Avon Park
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