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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.

24th Annual Citrus Expo

Graham ExpoThe 2015 Citrus Expo seminar program is titled “Meeting Challenges Moving Forward.” Dr. Jim Graham from the Citrus Research and Education Center will be one of the seminar speakers. His presentation is titled “What has been learned Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Expo Is Only Seven Weeks Away

GOOD Citrus Expo Logo smAssociate Professor Kelly Morgan with the University of Florida’s Soil & Water Sciences Department at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, spoke with us about the growers discussion panel at this year’s Citrus Expo Seminars.


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Florida FFA Fundraiser Returns to Citrus Expo

Yeti Cooler PhotoOne of the aspects that makes Citrus Expo such a great event is the many prizes attendees can win. Returning to the show this year is the Florida FFA fundraiser sponsored by AgNet Media. Citrus Expo attendees can participate in the fundraiser by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a Yeti Tundra 75 cooler packed with grilling equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fight Against HLB: Root System Health

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Jim Graham

Soil microbiologist Jim Graham with the Citrus Research and Education Center will be speaking at this year’s Citrus Expo on the importance of root health in combating HLB.

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Gearing Up for Citrus Expo

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Harold Browning

Harold Browning

Citrus Expo is around the corner and it’s time for growers to pre-register and get excited for this year’s captivating seminar program, “Meeting Challenges. Moving Forward.” Harold Browning, Citrus Research and Development Foundation chief operations officer and co-chair of the Citrus Expo seminar program, has more.

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Citrus Expo 2015 Planning: “Meeting Challenges. Moving Forward.”

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Citrus Expo is set for Aug 19-20 at the Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Representatives from several Florida citrus grower organizations and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation joined Citrus Expo organizers from AgNet Media recently to finalize the theme for the event and continue the seminar planning process. Stay tuned in weeks ahead as this year’s trade show and grower seminar details come together.

September Citrus Industry Magazine Coming Soon

citrus-industry-magazine-loCitrus Expo features and photos, production articles and industry news are in store for the September issue of Citrus Industry which is coming soon.


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Sights and Sounds from Citrus Expo

Take a look at some of the action and highlights from Citrus Expo 2014, held August 13-14 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers.

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Take a look at a photo gallery from Citrus Expo 2014, held last week in North Fort Myers at the Lee Civic Center. The event will return next year at the same location on August 19-20, 2015.

Citrus Expo Day Two Prize Winners

Doug Thompson (left) and Kelvin Hair

Doug Thompson (left) and Kelvin Hair

Congratulations to Doug Thompson of Kard Properties, Inc. He won the drawing for the citrus-themed painting by Highwaymen painter Kelvin Hair at Citrus Expo.

Emory McTeer and Florida FFA state officers

Emory McTeer and Florida FFA state officers

Emory McTeer of McTeer Farms, Inc. took home the YETI cooler stuffed with grilling tools and accessories. The YETI was donated by AgNet Media in support of the annual fundraiser held for Florida FFA at Citrus Expo.

Grower Talks about Dealing with HLB at Citrus Expo

Jim Snively

Jim Snively

One of the growers who participated as a speaker during the Citrus Expo seminar sessions was Jim Snively, vice president of grove operations for Southern Gardens Citrus. Taylor Hillman talked with him about some of the things they are finding in their dealings with HLB.


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Citrus Industry This Week: News from Citrus Expo

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

Hear reports from the Citrus Expo seminars and learn who won the gun safe giveaway in today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Putnam Visits with Citrus Industry

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

While many people are attending this year’s Citrus Expo in Ft. Myers, another event that took place last night was the annual Gulf Citrus Growers Association Celebration event. The guest for this year’s event was Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam. Taylor Hillman caught up with him to discuss the issues affecting the citrus industry.


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Citrus Expo Gun Safe Winner

Gun safe winner Matt Moye (center) with Everglades Farm Equipment representatives

Gun safe winner Matt Moye (center) with Everglades Farm Equipment representatives

Congratulations to Matt Moye of Southeast Ag Management, LCC, the winner of the 2014 Citrus Expo John Deere gun safe giveaway. Sponsored by Everglades Farm Equipment, the annual giveaway has become a popular tradition at the trade show. All growers who pre-registered for Citrus Expo were entered into the contest.

Cost-Share Opportunities Discussed at Citrus Expo

citrus-expo-logoSeminar sessions at the 2014 Citrus Expo will pick back up again this morning in Ft. Myers. But during yesterday afternoon’s session, growers were able to learn more about cost-share opportunities for precision nutrient and water management. Darrell Smith, assistant director of the Office of Ag Water Policy with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, spoke about cost-share opportunities, and Taylor Hillman caught up with him afterwards.


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Day Two of Citrus Expo

ce-trade-showIt’s day two of the 2014 Citrus Expo in Ft. Myers. Many folks went through yesterday to see the various booths in the Lee Civic Center and hear the topics discussed during the seminars.


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To learn more about this morning’s seminar program go to www.citrusexpo.net.

Citrus Expo Seminar Topics Include Research Funding

Harold Browning

Harold Browning

Many folks are visiting the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers today for the first day of Citrus Expo. The seminars got started this morning as funding agencies and trial updates were the main topics. One of the speakers was Harold Browning with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation and Taylor Hillman talked with him afterwards.


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Citrus Expo Starts Today

citrus-expo-logoIt’s finally arrived, as it’s day one of the 2014 Citrus Expo! Folks from across the industry are in Ft. Myers for the big two-day event, as the Lee Civic Center is packed with a variety of booths with information and products to help citrus growers and others across the industry. And of course when it comes to the seminars, a variety of topics will be discussed over the next two days by growers and industry specialists.


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Citrus Expo CEU Details

The Citrus Expo seminar program, “From Roots to Fruit,” takes place this week, August 13-14 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Both Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) continuing education units (CEUs) and Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available to attendees. Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Expo Seminar to Include Growers

Jim Snively

Jim Snively

It’s almost here, as this is the week for Citrus Expo in Ft. Myers. This Wednesday and Thursday the Lee Civic Center will be packed with vendors and the seminar hall will be the place to be for two days of up-to-date information, some given by growers themselves.


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More information about this year’s event can be found at citrusexpo.net.

Precision Management of Fertigation to Be Discussed at Citrus Expo

Arnold Schumann

Arnold Schumann

Citrus Expo is coming up next week and during the seminars, University of Florida’s Arnold Schumann is scheduled to give his presentation Wednesday morning. His topic will be precision management of fertigation.


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For more information about Citrus Expo, August 13-14 in Ft. Myers, go to citrusexpo.net.

August Issue of Citrus Industry Magazine Coming Soon

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The August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, coming soon to subscribers, serves as the show guide for the annual Citrus Expo to be held August 13-14 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Readers will also find a wealth of useful production articles.


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