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DON’T MISS THIS
Tune in Tomorrow!
The USDA’s Citrus Crop Forecast for the 2010-2011 season will be broadcast live tomorrow, Oct. 8, on the internet and the radio. The coverage, sponsored by Stallings Crop Insurance, begins at approximately 8:05 a.m. on http://southeastagnet.com/category/citrus/ and at 8:29 a.m. on Southeast AgNet’s citrus news affiliate stations. To be sure your computer’s audio player works for the live Webcast, test your computer here. If the audio test stream does not work on your computer, you may need to update your audio player software, CLICK HERE for more information. Stallings is sponsoring a crop forecast breakfast at Ray-Bob Groves barn near Alturas, and the Peace River Citrus Growers Association is also hosting area breakfasts (call 863-494-0061 or 863-773-2644 for details). Additional information is posted here.
HAVE YOU HEARD? (click on each line to hear/see the story)
Unknown Orange Disease Found in India
OJ Market Falls Most Since July
River Growers Cautious about Replanting
Growing Young Trees in Face of HLB
Grower Concerned About Harvesting Labor
Mutual Seeks Federal Aid for CHMAs
Grower Guesses Orange Crop Size; Addresses Challenges
Water Farming on Former Citrus Lands
ON THE RADAR
Greening Conference Coming
A global gathering of the top minds working to find solutions to citrus greening will convene in Orlando at the Caribe Royale hotel on Jan. 10-14, 2011. Find details here on the International Research Conference on HLB. The agenda includes a pre-conference tour of HLB-infected groves as well as a Grower Day where presenters will summarize research on HLB management, pathology, entomology and horticulture that can be used in groves now.
OUT AND ABOUT
You Might Be A Redneck If….
The sun, the moon, the stars and the fish all lined up for the 9th annual “Redneck Invitational” fishing tournament held at Cabbage Key in southwest Florida last weekend. The event is sponsored by and for anglers in Florida’s agricultural industry and it involves many from the citrus industry. Check out this exclusive Southeast AgNet feature news post from this year’s “Redneck!”
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Oct. 12 Citrus Management Strategies in a New Disease Era seminar, Turner Agri-Civic Center Exhibition Hall, Arcadia, more info here
Oct. 13-15 Annual Meeting of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, more info here
Oct. 14 Citrus Management Strategies in a New Disease Era seminar, Polk County Stuart Conference Center, Bartow, more info here
Oct. 19 Water Choices Forum Part 1: Water Quality, Fairwinds Alumni Center, University of Central Florida, Orlando, more info here