2017 Central Florida Fruit Grower Day
Join us September 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778 for the 2017 Central Florida Fruit Grower Day. You may attend either blueberry, citrus or both for $10, lunch included. Register online. Program details:
Blueberries 10 a.m.— noon
Fall and Early Winter Blueberry Management-A Decisive Time for the Creation of Your 2018 Crop. Cover spray program and management of Dormex and Evergreen blueberry plants from Sept. to early Jan. as well as blueberry plant physiology in relation to the day length and weather – Gerard Krewer, Krewer Consulting , LLC
Sparkleberry Rootstock Trial – Research update on the development of a single trunk blueberry for mechanical harvesting – Dr. Jeff Williamson, UF/IFAS
Blueberry Disease Update – the latest on blueberry diseases and control measures. – Dr. Phil Harmon, UF/IFAS
UF Blueberry Breeding Program – meet our new blueberry breeder and find out what he is working on. – Dr. Patricio Munoz, UF/IFAS
Noon—1 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual
Please plan to stay for lunch and interact with the other fruit growers.
Citrus 1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
FSA Tree Assistance Program – Craig Stokes, Farm Service Agency
Abandoned Grove Abatement Initiative – Callie Walker, FDACS
Tax Issues – Glenn Hubbard, Lake County Property Appraiser
New Citrus Cultivars – new disease resistant cultivars. – Peter Chaires, Exec. Director, New Varieties Development & Management Corp.
Tree Orientation, Windbreaks, and Tree Planting Considerations with HLB – find out how planting design affects insect and disease transmission to reduce the need for spray applications – Kirstin Stelinski, UF/IFAS