Citrus Industry eNews: The Buzz on Biofuels; CRDF Update

Tacy Callies Citrus, Florida

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Florida Feedstock Growers Association Chairman Bill Vasden Jr.

The Buzz on Biofuel Crops
Did you know there are incentives available for citrus growers interested in biofuel crops? Florida Feedstock Growers Association Chairman Bill Vasden Jr. discusses these incentives, specific biofuel crops to be considered, and the ways his association can help growers make decisions and obtain information. Click here to learn more.

Ricke Kress

Integration of Citrus Research Panels on Hold … For Now
The Citrus Research and Development Foundation this week tabled discussions about absorbing the Florida Citrus Industry Research Coordinating Council. Citrus Industry’s Ernie Neff provides an overview of the controversial topic, and Foundation Governance Committee Chairman Ricke Kress discusses the issue. Listen to the reports.

Click the links below to read or hear the stories.
Robotic Citrus Harvester under Development
Optimistic Economic Outlook for Florida Citrus Growers
Citrus Black Spot Recommendations Summarized
Trouble Lurks In Growing Volume of Abandoned Groves
Citrus Commissioners Discuss New OJ Ads
FPL Considers Harnessing Wind from St. Lucie Citrus Lands
FFVA: Water Mandates Will Undercut Nutrition Programs
Good News About Grapefruit and Breast Cancer
Jordanian Citrus Crop Adversely Affected by Heat Waves
Citrus Is a Favorite Flavor Choice for Beverages
What Makes a Citrus Fruit Citrus?

Oct. 28-29 International Citrus Economics Conference, Gaylord Palms Hotel, Orlando

Oct. 29 Farm Safety Day, Lake County Ag Center, Tavares

Nov. 2
Restricted Use & Pesticide Training, Manatee County Extension Service, Palmetto, contact Jennifer at 941-722-4524 or

Nov. 3 Hillsborough County Citrus Roundtable, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Balm

Nov. 18 Nutritional Evaluation Plus Tour for growers, includes stops at the Lake Alfred and Southwest Florida RECs, USDA’s Ft. Pierce Laboratory and various groves, contact Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association at 863-494-0061 or 863-773-2644.

Highlands County Citrus Extension events, Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, Sebring, contact Tim Hurner at 863-402-6540 or for details:
Nov. 10 Highlands OJ Break – Cold Protection
Dec. 7 Highlands RUP Training Workshop and Exams
Dec. 8 Highlands Citrus Grower Forum

Dec. 11 Citrus Fun Shoot 2010/13th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament, Quail Creek Plantation, Okeechobee

Jan. 8-10 Ag Connect Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

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