Citrus Industry eNews: Harvesting and Growing Issues

Tacy Citrus, Florida

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Carson Futch

Carson Futch on Citrus Harvesting and Growing Issues
Carson Futch, chairman of the Florida Citrus Commission’s Citrus Harvesting Research Advisory Council, discusses the delay in getting an abscission chemical, the harvesting labor situation and other harvesting issues. Futch, a grower, also discusses disappointing yield, fruit drop and pricing this season. Hear the details.

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Mike Sparks

Citrus Research Funding Update
Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks tells the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Tuesday that while an effort to obtain federal research funding from tariffs is “geared down a bit,” hope flourishes for state research dollars. Listen to his report and read more.

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Couple Get Day in Court over Citrus Trees
Uruguay and U.S. Close to Citrus Trade Agreement
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Uncertainty on Brazilian 2013-14 Citrus Crop

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Florida Citrus Growers Sought for School Effort
The Florida Department of Citrus is seeking growers to participate in school visits on behalf of the citrus industry from February through April. Learn how to participate.

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Jamie Burrow

How Citrus Growers Receive Information
Jamie Burrow, program coordinator for the University of Florida-IFAS canker and greening Extension education program, conducted a recent study into how citrus growers and grove managers like to receive Extension information. Hear more.

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

Jan. 29 Bayer CropScience Mobile Lab Experience, UF-IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, RSVP required to Julie Carson at

Feb. 1 BayerCrop Science Mobile Lab Experience, Mid Florida Citrus Foundation Research Grove, Winter Garden

Feb. 1 Ag Tree Crop Pesticide License Review and Testing, DeSoto County Extension Service Office, Arcadia, contact 863-993-4846 to preregister

Feb. 2 Hendry County Extension Ag Tour, contact Debra at 863-674-4092

Feb. 4-7 International Research Conference on HLB, Caribe Hotel, Orlando

Feb. 7 Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association’s 20th Annual Meeting, Pioneer Park, Zolfo Springs, contact 863-494-0061 or

Feb. 12 Certified Pile Burners Course, Hendry County Extension Office, LaBelle

Feb. 12, 19, and 26 Citrus Production School, Family Service Center, Arcadia

Feb. 14 Scouting for Citrus Pests & Pest Management, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, contact 863-674-4092 or for required preregistration

Feb. 14 Citrus Pest Management Guide Update OJ Break, Stuart Conference Center, Bartow, contact Chris Oswalt at 863-519-8677 or

Feb 19 New Varieties Development and Management Corporation’s IFAS variety display, CREC, Lake Alfred, contact Peter Chaires at

Feb. 20 Florida Citrus Commission meeting, Florida Department of Citrus, Bartow

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