Citrus Industry eNews: Freeze Protection Decisions; New Varieties

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John Jackson

Citrus Freeze Ideas: “Sumter Electric or Detroit Diesel?”
Former Extension agent John Jackson shared some fun – and serious – thoughts about cold protection at a recent Winter Weather School in Tavares. His discussion includes the difficulty of deciding whether to irrigate on a marginally cold night, the choice of power for that irrigation, and the history and usefulness of the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN). Get the details.

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Citrus Freeze or No Citrus Freeze?
McKenna Reacts to New OJ Ad and PR Plan
Turning Valley’s Bitter Citrus to Better Citrus
Australia to Phase out Citrus Regulation
Taiwan to Help Central American Allies Fight HLB
European Union: Stable Citrus Market Expected

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Duke Chadwell

Why Florida Citrus Seeks New Varieties
People from all segments of Florida’s citrus industry attended a recent new varieties display at the Citrus Research and Education Center. One of them, Citrus Administrative Committee Manager Duke Chadwell, tells about the event and why the industry needs new varieties. Learn more.

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Harold Browning

Citrus Research & Development Foundation Year in Review
CRDF Chief Operating Officer Harold Browning briefly reviews the organization’s challenges and successes in 2012 and looks ahead to 2013. Hear his report.

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Jan. 7 Processing Statistics Reporting Advisory Committee meeting, Florida Department of Citrus, Bartow, contact or 863-537-3953

Jan. 8 Getting Prepared for Freezes, Southwest Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee, contact or 863-674-4092 for required preregistration

Jan. 10 Citrus Harvesting Research Advisory Council meeting, Florida Department of Citrus, Bartow, contact Sandy Barros at 863-956-2025

Jan. 16 Private and Core Restricted Use Pesticide License Review and Testing, Hardee County Extension Service Office, Wauchula, contact 863-773-2164 to preregister

Jan. 17 Farm Labor Supervisor Training Program, Turner Agri-Civic Center, Arcadia, contact Marcela Rice at or 239-658-3400

Jan. 17 Susan Nardizzi of FDACS will present “Targeted Strategies to Market Florida Agriculture: Fresh from Florida Program to Expand Efforts for the Most Aggressive Outreach Yet” at the Florida Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association lunch and learn, Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront Hotel, contact 561-855-3010 or for required reservations

Jan. 18 New Varieties Development and Management Corporation’s IFAS variety display, Indian River Research & Education Center, Ft. Pierce, contact Peter Chaires at

Jan. 25-26 AGRItunity, West Central Florida Agricultural Educational Center, Bushnell

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