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Photos from Citrus Expo 2015

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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.

Citrus Expo 2015 Video

New Weapons Against HLB and Canker

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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 »

Citrus Industry This Week: Groves Improving; Cost of Growing Oranges

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes several reports from last week’s Citrus Expo seminars and trade show. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Citrus Tree Steamer Attends Citrus Expo

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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 »

The Cost of Growing Juice Oranges

Ariel Singerman

Ariel Singerman

At Citrus Expo last week, University of Florida economist Ariel Singerman reported his recent calculation of the cost of producing juice oranges in Florida.


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Grower: Why Southern Groves with HLB Look Better Now

Justin Sorrells

Justin Sorrells

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.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Citrus Expo Reports; Citrus Nutrition Day

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

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.

Gun Safe Winner Announced at Citrus Expo

Kate Thielemann with Everglades Farm Equipment representatives and Miss Florida Citrus

Kate Thielemann with Everglades Farm Equipment representatives and Miss Florida Citrus

Congratulations to Kate Thielemann of Hicks Point Grove in Inverness, Florida! She is the winner of the Citrus Expo 2015 John Deere gun safe giveaway, sponsored by Everglades Farm Equipment.

Day Two for Citrus Expo

citrus-expo-2015A good crowd was on hand for the first day of Citrus Expo 2015, which kicked off yesterday at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus Research and Education Center, has an update on what took place.


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Citrus Expo Starts Today

citrus-expo-logoThe big day is finally here as Citrus Expo 2015 officially kicks off today, Wednesday, August 19, at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Josh McGill has more, including comments from AgroSource President Taw Richardson.


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Citrus Expo Starts Wednesday

citrus-expo-logoThe 2015 Citrus Expo officially kicks off Wednesday, August 19, at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Josh McGill has an update on what to expect for this year’s event.


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Several Growers and Harvesters to Speak at Citrus Expo

GOOD Citrus Expo Logo smThis 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 »

Citrus Expo Just Two Days Away

citrus-expo-logoThe week has finally arrived…it’s about time for the annual Citrus Expo! The event takes place this Wednesday and Thursday at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. AgNet Media’s Josh McGill and Gary Cooper have more on what to expect.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 14, 2015

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.

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Citrus Expo Pre-registration Ends Today

citrus-expo-logoToday, August 14th, is the last day to pre-register for the 2015 Citrus Expo, which is coming up next week in North Fort Myers, Florida.


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Great Giveaways at Citrus Expo 2015

GOOD Citrus Expo Logo smThis year’s Citrus Expo is packed with great giveaways for attendees, so pre-register online now to ensure your eligibility. Citrus Expo will be held August 19-20 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Don’t Wait; Pre-register Now!


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Citrus Industry This Week: Citrus Expo; GM Citrus; Fruit Drop Counter

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

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.

Citrus Expo Less Than a Week Away

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Gary Cooper

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.



Don’t Wait; Pre-register Now!


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Citrus Industry This Week: Water Farming; Online CEU; Citrus Expo

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a water farming report, a CEU article 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.

Citrus Expo Issue of Citrus Industry Magazine Available Online

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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.

Citrus Expo Update – Tree Steaming Demonstrations

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Tree Steamer Truck


We’re down to just two weeks until the world’s premier Citrus Expo, August 19-20, at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. The seminar program this year, “Meeting Challenges. Moving Forward,” will be filled with the latest advancements from researchers, testimonials from growers and engaging group discussions. Our sold-out trade show will be packed with industry professionals ready to help you maximize your grove. There will also be live demonstrations of the newly developed “tree steamer,” researchers’ latest weapon in the fight against HLB. The second day of excitement concludes with a surf and turf finale lunch, so plan on staying to the very end. Go to CitrusExpo.net, and check out the Citrus Expo brochure for more details. Growers, please remember to pre-register to be eligible to win a John Deere gun safe.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Fresh Citrus Outlook; Citrus Expo Updates

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

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.

Citrus Expo Guide Is in August Citrus Industry

GOOD Citrus Expo Logo smA 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.


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Citrus Expo Update

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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.

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Earn CEUs at Citrus Expo

citrus-expo-logoThose 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.

CRDF Field Trials Update at Citrus Expo

Stephanie Slinski

Stephanie Slinski


Stephanie Slinski, bactericide project manager with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, will be speaking at this year’s Citrus Expo on the many field trials that the foundation has underway.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Thermotherapy Demonstration; Crop Forecast

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

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


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 »

Citrus Expo Update

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The 2015 Citrus Expo schedule has been released. Check it out to find what the world’s premier citrus show has to offer as it nears its 24th annual show.

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