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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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Research Trials to Be Discussed at Citrus Expo

Brandon Page

Brandon Page

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.


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Root Loss Due to HLB to Be Discussed at Citrus Expo

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson

Dr. Evan Johnson with the University of Florida will be discussing root loss due to HLB during the seminar at the annual Citrus Expo August 13-14 in Ft. Myers.


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Federal HLB Funding to Be Discussed at Citrus Expo

Harold Browning

Harold Browning

Citrus Expo is less than 4 weeks away as it will take place August 13-14 in Ft. Myers. A variety of topics will be discussed, including federal HLB funding.


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To learn more about this year’s event go to CitrusExpo.net.

Root Sampling is Citrus Expo Topic

Larry Duncan

Larry Duncan

University of Florida researcher Larry Duncan previews his Citrus Expo presentation about citrus tree root sampling.


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Citrus Expo Seminar Schedule Now Available

 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.

Bloom and Bees to be Citrus Expo Topic

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

University of Florida entomologist Michael Rogers discusses the presentation he’ll make at Citrus Expo about bloom and bee issues growers should be aware of for next season.


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Postbloom Fruit Drop a Problem; to be a Citrus Expo Topic

Megan Dewdney

Megan Dewdney

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.


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A Grower’s View of Citrus Expo

Wayne Simmons

Wayne Simmons

Citrus grower Wayne Simmons, who also serves on grower and research boards in Florida, tells why fellow growers should attend Citrus Expo August 13-14.


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Update on Citrus Undercover Production Systems at Citrus Expo

Barrett Gruber

Barrett Gruber

University of Florida scientist Barrett Gruber previews his presentation at Citrus Expo regarding an update on citrus undercover production systems.


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Citrus Root Health to be a Focus of Citrus Expo Seminars

Jim Graham

Jim Graham

University of Florida researcher Jim Graham gives a preview on what he will be discussing with growers at the 2014 Citrus Expo.


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HLB Heat Therapy to be Covered at Citrus Expo

UF-Ehsani-RezaReza Ehsani, associate professor at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred gives a brief preview of the presentation he will give to attendees at the upcoming Citrus Expo.


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Citrus Expo Seminar Update

Megan Dewdney

Megan Dewdney, researcher at the University of Florida and co-chair of the Citrus Expo seminar committee, discusses the topics being planned for the August 13-14 seminar sessions.


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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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