Brazil Citrus Tour: More Reflections from a Florida Grower

Dan Citrus, Florida, International

John SmoakJohn Smoak (in photo) and the other Florida growers participating in last week’s citrus industry tour to Brazil are back in Florida. But before leaving Brazil, Smoak offered the comments in this report about a five year old block of citrus that will soon be destroyed and replaced with sugar cane. We were told owners loved the young trees so much they delayed any action against the spread of HLB and now it is 100 percent infected.
We’ll have more reports to come later this week but I am still in Brazil and internet access will be challenging in coming days. A couple of us remaining are attending the “Citrus Week” trade show and seminars program taking place this week here in Brazil. In case you missed the previous report from this trip, CLICK HERE and check it out.

Stay Tuned, Gary Cooper, Southeast AgNet