Take a look at a photo slide show from Citrus Expo 2015, held recently in North Fort Myers at the Lee Civic Center. The event will return next year at the same location on August 17-18, 2016.
AgroSource, Inc. is a science-based, privately-held crop protection company that has developed two new products that are proving to be effective combatants against HLB and canker. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) signed a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with the company back in August of 2013. The CRADA allows AgroSource to share resources with the USDA-ARS to conduct comprehensive scientific research, development, registration and commercialization Read the rest of this entry »
The Citrus Research & Education Center’s citrus tree steamer unit made a public appearance at the 2015 Citrus Expo. Many growers got to see this machine in action for the first time at last week’s show. The steamer unit is being tested as a possible solution to the citrus industry’s battle against Read the rest of this entry »
At Citrus Expo last week, University of Florida economist Ariel Singerman reported his recent calculation of the cost of producing juice oranges in Florida.
Several members of a recent Citrus Expo panel said southern citrus groves, which showed HLB symptoms first, are now looking better than groves farther north. Justin Sorrells of Sorrells Citrus in Arcadia tells why he thinks southern groves are looking better.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes several reports from Citrus Expo and details on an upcoming Citrus Nutrition Day. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
This year’s Citrus Expo seminar program on August 19-20 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers includes several Florida citrus grower and harvester speakers.
“What harvesters are seeing across the industry” will be presented at 11:10 a.m. on August 19 and will include the following panel of speakers: Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at some of the issues the House and Senate will need to deal with when they return in September, what scientific breakthrough could mean for peanuts being consumed by those who were once allergic, and about AgNet Media’s big event, Citrus Expo, which is coming up in a few days.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes information on a new fruit drop counter developed by University of Florida, reports on genetically modified (GM) citrus and Citrus Expo updates. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
There’s less than a week left until the world’s premier citrus event, which promises to be one you won’t forget. Citrus Expo 2015 will be held at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, August 19-20. Growers can pre-register until noon on August 14 for a chance to win a John Deere gun safe. So don’t wait; pre-register now at CitrusExpo.net. In the following report, Gary Cooper, president and founder of AgNet Media, Inc., gives the latest news on this exciting event.
The August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, which includes a guide to Citrus Expo, is now available in digital format. View the issue online. Pre-register here for Citrus Expo, the biggest and best citrus event in Florida. Citrus Expo takes place August 19-20 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes an outlook on fresh citrus, information on new tangerines and Citrus Expo updates. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
A complete guide to the August 19-20 Citrus Expo – the biggest event in citrus – is included in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, along with regular production-oriented features. Hear what’s in the Citrus Expo Guide and the rest of the August Citrus Industry magazine.
The 24th Annual Citrus Expo is drawing near, with only three weeks left until the event. One of the presentations at this year’s seminar program, “Meeting Challenges. Moving Forward,” will cover the licensing and commercialization process of sweet oranges. We spoke with executive director of the New Varieties Development & Management Corporation, Peter Chaires, to find out more.
Those attending the full seminar program at Citrus Expo on August 19–20 will be eligible to earn a total of six continuing education units (CEUs) toward a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license. The distribution of CEUs will be as follows:
Wednesday, August 19: 2 CEUs for the morning session
Wednesday, August 19: 2 CEUs for the afternoon session
Thursday, August 20: 2 CEUs for the morning session
Available CEU categories include Ag Tree, Private and Research & Demo.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a video of a University of Florida steam machine in a citrus grove as well as details on the final citrus crop forecast for 2014–15. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
Thermotherapy Field Day, July 9
Whitaker Groves, Grand Island, Florida
Jef Whitaker, owner and host of the event
With 50 growers in attendance, Dr. Reza Ehsani provided a demonstration of the University of Florida citrus tree steamer unit and a brief update on the research currently being done with tree Read the rest of this entry »