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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.
FROM THE FIELD
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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Citrus Show Addresses HLB and More
Fresh From Florida’s Aggressive New Efforts
Tropicana vs. Minute Maid
Citrus Growers Fight OJ Detractors
Green Disease Squeezes Florida’s Citrus Industry
Alico Stock a Top Performer
Growers Want 30-Year No-Bid Access to Everglades Land
Couple Get Day in Court over Citrus Trees
Uruguay and U.S. Close to Citrus Trade Agreement
A Balancing Act for South African Citrus Exporters
Uncertainty on Brazilian 2013-14 Citrus Crop
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.
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for required preregistration
Feb. 14 Citrus Pest Management Guide Update OJ Break, Stuart Conference Center, Bartow, contact Chris Oswalt at 863-519-8677 or email@example.com
Feb 19 New Varieties Development and Management Corporation’s IFAS variety display, CREC, Lake Alfred, contact Peter Chaires at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 20 Florida Citrus Commission meeting, Florida Department of Citrus, Bartow
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