Citrus Industry eNews: Bigger Orange Crop; Biofuels; Black Spot

Tacy Callies Citrus, Florida

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HAVE YOU HEARD? (click on each link below to hear/see the story)
Citrus Crop Numbers Released
Larry BlackGrower/Packer Larry Black on Citrus Forecast
Satsuma Oranges Being Grown in Alabama
Orange Dome is Doomed
Citrus Commission to Decide on New OJ Ads
Unknown Citrus Disease Creates Losses in India

Proposed Water Cuts for Australian Growers
Arapaho Citrus to Receive Environmental Award
Contests to Find HLB Solutions
Putnam Unhappy with Lack of HLB Funding

Citrus Growers Interested in Biofuel Crops
Mark Wheeler

David Wheeler

Charlie Roper

Citrus growers who’ve lost acreage to greening, canker and freezes were among those attending the “Feedstocks for Florida Biofuels” town hall meeting last month in Sebring. Growers Mark and David Wheeler and Charlie Roper say they’re looking for possible crops to grow on vacant land. Click here to listen to the grower interviews.

SNEAK PEEKUniversity of Florida researcher Jim Graham
Citrus Black Spot Lessons Learned from Brazil
Coming next month in Citrus Industry magazine, University of Florida researcher Jim Graham tells how lessons Brazilian growers have learned about dealing with citrus black spot can be applied in Florida. Listen to a preview of Graham’s article, in which he describes Brazilian management techniques for the fungal disease.

Understand the Citrus License and Bond
With harvesting season upon us, it’s a good time to remember that fruit buyers must be licensed and bonded with the Department of Citrus. Be certain to ask for these credentials from potential buyers. For an excellent list of questions and answers pertaining to the citrus license and bond rules, click here.

Oct. 19
Water Choices Forum Part 1: Water Quality, Fairwinds Alumni Center, University of Central Florida, Orlando, more info here
Oct. 19-21 Sunbelt Ag Expo, Spence Field, Moultrie, GA, more info here
Oct. 20 Florida Citrus Commission meeting, Florida Department of Citrus headquarters, Bartow, more info here
Oct. 28-29 International Citrus Economics Conference, Gaylord Palms Hotel, Orlando, contact Allen Morris (, more info here  

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