Citrus Expo: Research to Real Life-Applying the Latest Citrus Science

Gary Cooper Citrus, Citrus Expo News, Florida, General, International

Citrus Expo is a Registered Service Mark of Southeast AgNet Publications, IncCitrus Expo 2010 is set for August 18-19 at Lee Civic Center near Ft. Myers, Florida. Citrus Expo has just sent its Seminar Program (pdf file) to the printer with the titles of one-and-a-half days of seminars to help growers transform research into real-life applications — today. No matter the size or location of your grove, you’ll learn how to apply the latest science in dealing with HLB and other citrus challenges of today. Attendance remains free to bona fide growers, multiple CEU/CCA credits will be available, and key presenters are again being flown in from other parts of the world by Citrus Expo to join UF researchers on the program. And growers, be sure not to miss the trade show for product education, food, fun, fellowship and prizes both days, especially during the new Grand Finale Lunch Party on the second day from noon to 2 p.m.

The theme this year, “Research to Real Life – Applying the Latest Citrus Science” is largely due to overwhelming grower input requesting more information from the research community that offers some “how-to” ideas based on the latest science, instead of simply reporting on the science trials themselves. Here is the seminar topics lineup. Stay tuned for the announcement of the names of the presenters; some are confirmed and some we still await confirmation:

Citrus Expo 2010
Research to Real Life: Applying the Latest Citrus Science

Seminar Presentation Titles:
Promising advancements to fight the bacterial causal agent of HLB
Current status of HLB in Florida and overview of management options
Building an effective, quality psyllid control program for your grove
Mineral nutrition and plant disease
Integrating a foliar nutrition program into existing pest and disease sprays
Systemic acquired resistance (SAR): from basic concepts to applied reality
The potential uses of SAR in citrus disease management
Understanding residue limits
Awaiting permanent HLB answers for citrus – pros and cons of peach and blueberry as medium-term options
Citrus black spot (CBS) in Brazil
Integrated CBS control in Florida
The cost of psyllid, nutrition and CBS control
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