Bactericides Against HLB in Citrus Coming Soon?

Ernie Neff Citrus, Florida

In 2014, Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) President Tom Jerkins had a large gathering of growers chanting, “We want bactericides now!” With possible federal approval of bactericides for use against HLB looming, Jerkins updates his comments about the need for bactericides (first report). In the second report, CRDF Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning updates progress on the use of …

Psyllids and Other Citrus Pests Discussed at Seminar

Ernie Neff Citrus, Florida

At a recent seminar in Immokalee, University of Florida researcher Phil Stansly discussed the great increase in spraying because of HLB-spreading psyllids, as well as the preferred psyllid scouting method and some other citrus pests in Florida. Stansly summarized his presentation, made to about 70 people at the seminar hosted by citrus Extension agent Mongi Zekri. Download Audio

Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllids

Ernie Neff Citrus, Florida

Biological control of the Asian citrus psyllids that spread HLB was one of the topics addressed at a pest management seminar Tuesday in Immokalee. University of Florida researcher Jawwad Qureshi summarizes some points he made about biological control. The seminar, hosted by citrus Extension agent Mongi Zekri, attracted approximately 70 attendees to the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. Download …

FAWN and Cold Protection

Ernie Neff Citrus, Florida, Fruits, Specialty Crops

Many citrus growers and other farmers use the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) to help determine when to use cold protection. FAWN Director Rick Lusher discusses new developments for cold protection and other FAWN features. Download Audio

Robert J. (Bob) Barben Memorial Service Set

Ernie Neff Citrus, Florida

Citrus grower Bob Barben of Highlands County died December 29. The following announcement was made by Highlands County Citrus Growers Association (HCCGA): As most of you are probably already aware, one of our association’s founding members, Robert J. (Bob) Barben passed away on December 29 at the age of 95 after a very distinguished life and career in the Florida …

Citrus Growers Support CRDF

Ernie Neff Citrus, Florida

Citrus growers William Hodge (first report) and Mickey Page (second report) tell why they’ll vote in favor of continuation of the state marketing order that funds the Citrus Research and Development Foundation. Download Audio Download Audio