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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seminar 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.
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.
It’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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
Citrus Expo, coming up August 13-14 in Ft. Myers, will be packed with up to date information for growers and others across the industry. As a matter of fact during the seminars, one of the topics to be discussed by University of Florida’s Brandon Page is research trials.
Speakers and topics have been finalized for the 2014 Citrus Expo seminar program, “From Roots to Fruit,” to be held August 13-14 in North Fort Myers at the Lee Civic Center. Those attending the full program are eligible to receive six continuing education units. See the seminar schedule.
University of Florida researcher Megan Dewdney will discuss postbloom fruit drop (PFD) at Citrus Expo in August. She previews her presentation, noting that PFD is a problem this year that she and others are trying to quantify.
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.
It 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 »