Citrus Industry eNews: Diaprepes Help; Irrigation Scheduling Tools

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Harold Browning

Diaprepes Still a Threat to Citrus; How CRDF May Help
Before HLB was discovered in Florida, many said the Diaprepes root weevil was the worst thing a citrus grower could deal with. Citrus Research and Development Foundation Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning says Diaprepes is still a problem and tells how the foundation might help bring solutions to growers. Get the details.

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June Citrus Crop Forecast
Florida Citrus Commission Meeting Opens Mutual Conference
Gov. Scott Offers to Help Florida’s Citrus Industry
Budget Constrains OJ Ads
Lawsuits Against OJ Companies Target Flavor Packs
Brazilians Discuss Proposal to Minimize Citrus Losses
South American Exports of Citrus Improve
New Market for South African Citrus
Frosts Damage Citrus Production in Argentina
Australian Growers Squeezed out of Citrus and into Grapes

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Rick Lusher

Websites Can Help With Florida Citrus Irrigation Scheduling
Florida Automated Weather Network Director Rick Lusher told citrus growers at a recent irrigation workshop in Arcadia about two websites that can help them handle irrigation scheduling. Hear his report.

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Peter Chaires

Group Seeking New Citrus Varieties
The New Varieties Development and Management Corporation (NVDMC), formed in 2005, is known primarily for supporting efforts to find new citrus varieties for the Florida industry. Peter Chaires, NVDMC executive director, explains the organization’s mission, discusses its progress and takes a look at its future. Learn more.

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June 26 Box Tax Advisory Committee telephone meeting at 9:30 AM, call 800-615-2900 and enter participant code 393338# when prompted to connect

June 28 Citrus Seminar, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, contact 863-674-4092 or for required preregistration

Aug. 15-16 Citrus Expo, Lee Civic Center, North Fort Myers

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