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Citrus Industry This Week: Bicarbonates; Root Enemies; Expo Focus

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 report on bicarbonates and HLB, information on citrus root enemies and the announcement of this year’s Citrus Expo seminar theme. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Patrick Smith, Beloved Author of “A Land Remembered” Remembered

Patrick Smith, Photo courtesy of Pineapple Press, publisher of his novelsIt is with a heavy heart we report that Patrick Smith, beloved by so many as the author of several novels about Florida, has passed. Smith is legendary in Florida agricultural circles for his acclaimed book, “A Land Remembered”. In its entertaining novel format, it tells the story of Florida’s true history that the vast majority of residents and visitors to the Sunshine State have never known. Like so many others he touched on his life’s journey, I will personally always cherish the memorable moments I spent with Patrick Smith. Years ago, soon after “A Land Remembered” was published, I had the honor of working with him on a few promotional events, and interviewing him for some network radio programs from time to time. Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Industry E-news: Crop Size Predictions; Expo Seminar Summaries

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry E-news Exclusive includes predictions from citrus veterans on this season’s orange crop size and summaries from Citrus Expo seminar presentations. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Citrus Production, HLB Management, BMPs Addressed

Kelly Morgan

At Citrus Expo in August, University of Florida researcher Kelly Morgan discussed citrus acreage and production levels since HLB was found in Florida. He also addressed key HLB management practices and best management practices (BMPs). He summarizes his Expo presentations.


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Economics of Advanced Citrus Systems

Fritz Roka

University of Florida economist Fritz Roka discusses the economics of advanced citrus production systems. This report is an overview of a presentation he made on the topic at Citrus Expo in August.


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Citrus Industry E-news: Putnam on the Bee Issue; HLB Production Systems

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry E-news Exclusive includes a report from Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and a summary of a Citrus Expo seminar on production systems for HLB, among other topics. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Citrus Production Systems and HLB

Arnold Schumann

How advanced citrus production systems are doing now and what systems might produce citrus in the future in the face of HLB were discussed at Citrus Expo by Arnold Schumann. The University of Florida researcher summarizes his presentation.


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Citrus Industry E-news: Pesticide Exposure to Bees; Canker Management

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry E-news Exclusive includes a preview of an upcoming meeting between citrus growers and beekeepers as well as an update on canker management. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Citrus Expo E-news: Prize Winners

Citrus Expo E-newsletter

This week’s issue of the Citrus Expo E-newsletter includes a recap of all of the major prize winners from the show. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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What’s New in Canker Management

Jim Graham

Windbreaks, copper and systemic acquired resistance (SAR) products were the focus of University of Florida researcher Jim Graham’s canker management presentation at Citrus Expo.


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Citrus Growers, Beekeepers to Address Pesticide Exposure

Dennis Howard

Florida beekeepers and citrus growers will meet September 18 in Lake Alfred over potential bee pesticide exposure in citrus groves. The first report provides an overview of the meeting. The second report is an interview with Dennis Howard of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services following his Citrus Expo presentation about pesticide drift. In the interview, Howard briefly discusses the September 18 meeting.


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Citrus Industry E-news: Snively on HLB; New Citrus Growers List

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry E-news Exclusive includes a grower report from Citrus Expo and details on a new citrus growers list. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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How a Citrus Grower Deals with HLB, and More

Jim Snively

Block management in the exotic disease era was citrus grower Jim Snively’s presentation topic at the recent Citrus Expo. Snively, vice president of grove operations for Southern Gardens Citrus, summarizes his presentation with a focus on ways his company deals with HLB.


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Citrus Industry E-news: Psyllid Control; Fast Track Deadline

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry eNews Exclusive includes a report from Citrus Expo on psyllid control for young trees and details on upcoming Fast Track program deadlines. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Controlling HLB-Spreading Psyllids on Young Citrus Trees

Michael Rogers

Control of HLB-spreading psyllids is a key to survival for young trees. University of Florida entomologist Michael Rogers discussed the topic at Citrus Expo and summarizes his presentation in this report.


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Browning Keys on ‘Short-Term’ HLB Work

Harold Browning

Harold Browning of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation focused on “short-term” efforts to find HLB solutions in his recent Citrus Expo presentation. This summary of his talk includes a discussion of psyllid control, heat therapy, anti-microbials, fruit drop and rootstocks.


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Citrus Expo E-news: Short-Term HLB Efforts; More Videos and Photos

Citrus Expo E-newsletter

This week’s issue of the Citrus Expo E-newsletter includes a report from the show on short-term HLB efforts as well as new videos and photos from the event. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Citrus Expo 2013: FFA President Megan Stein at Citrus Expo

Florida state FFA President Megan Stein interviews several people at the Citrus Expo.

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Citrus Expo 2013: Behind the Scenes

We have a quick behind the scenes look at this years Citrus Expo 2013 from the start of setup on Monday morning until after the expo finished on Thursday. We hope you enjoy it.

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Browning Keys on ‘Short-Term’ HLB Work

Harold Browning

Harold Browning of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation focused on “short-term” efforts to find HLB solutions in his recent Citrus Expo presentation. This summary of his talk includes a discussion of psyllid control, heat therapy, anti-microbials, fruit drop and rootstocks.


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Citrus Industry E-news: Expo Reports; Steger Forecast

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry eNews Exclusive includes more coverage from Citrus Expo and details from the Steger forecast. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Citrus Grower Farr Discusses CHMAs

Steve Farr

At Citrus Expo last week, Steve Farr of Ben Hill Griffin, Inc. discussed the keys to organizing a successful citrus health management area, or CHMA. He summarizes his presentation.


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Citrus Expo E-news: Photos, Videos and Reports

Citrus Expo E-newsletter

This week’s issue of the Citrus Expo E-newsletter includes links to slideshows, videos and reports from last week’s Citrus Expo. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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Mexican Visitor at Citrus Expo

Tomas Goldarena

Tomas Goldarena, a manager with one of Mexico’s largest orange growers, tells why he attended last week’s Citrus Expo and discusses his other activities while in Florida.


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Citrus Expo 2013 Prize Winners Announced

There were prize winners announced Thursday during Citrus Expo 2013 at the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, Florida.

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Citrus Expo 2013: Tuesday Night Exhibitor Reception

Everyone enjoyed relaxing and having a good meal. The FFA officers were on hand selling raffle tickets for prizes to be awarded Thursday during the expo.

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Citrus Expo FFA Fundraiser Winners

Dan Lewis with Florida FFA officers

Charles Schumacher with Florida FFA officers

As part of a fundraising effort for the Florida FFA Association, two Citrus Expo attendees who donated to the cause took home big prizes. Dan Lewis of Albritton Groves won a Samsung 55-inch LCD HD TV. Charles Schumacher of Schu Inc. won the 50/50 cash drawing, which included more than $700 in cash in addition to a $500 Visa gift card sponsored by Farm Credit. It was certainly a lucky day for Lewis, because he also won a hotel stay. Donna Hunt and Dan Lavalli won golf packages.

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Young Tree Psyllid Control and More at Citrus Expo

The first of these reports from Citrus Expo discusses psyllid control. The second addresses advanced citrus production system costs and a grower’s HLB management plan.


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Citrus Expo Prize Winners

Jarrell Cooper
Rosario Matos (left) and Kelvin Hair

Congratulations to Citrus Expo prize winners Jarrell Cooper of Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc., who took home the grill package prize sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, and Rosario Matos of Tower Garden by Juice Plus, who won the citrus-themed painting by Highwaymen artist Kelvin Hair.

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Citrus Industry E-news: Special Citrus Expo Edition

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This week’s issue of the Citrus Industry eNews Exclusive includes coverage and videos from the first day of Citrus Expo. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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