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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.