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UF/IFAS upcoming citrus events

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty are hosting a number of events for citrus growers in the weeks ahead. All events are free but require preregistration.

 October 26               

  • Citrus Nutrition Day   9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Citrus Research and Education Center

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall

700 Experiment Road

Lake Alfred, Florida


Join us for this in-person event and hear about citrus nutrition research updates and strategies for applying nutrients in Florida citrus. Lunch provided.

Registration required: Citrus Nutrition Day Tickets, Tue, Oct 26, 2021, at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite


October 26                

  • Citrus Black Spot Training Workshop   9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Turner Agri-Civic Center

2250 NE Roan St.

Arcadia, FL  34266


Citrus Black Spot is a fungal disease that has been found in five SW Florida counties. This disease has the potential to continue moving north through the citrus growing regions. Participants will learn how to detect citrus black spot in the grove, be provided with management options and learn about regulatory procedures.  Lunch provided.


Registration required:


November 16            

  • CREC Open House/Field Day 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

700 Experiment Station Road

Lake Alfred, Fl

Learn more about techniques that you can use in your groves now to increase yield, fight fruit drop, manage pests, improve nutrition and more. Over 20 interactive, hand-on exhibits. Visit research sites in the afternoon. Lunch provided.

Preregistration required:


November 17            

  • Zoom seminar on Winter Weather and Citrus 10 a.m.

Presentations on winter weather watch, ag weather forecasts, freeze protection, Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) and cold protection and irrigation tools. Presented by Chris Oswalt and Rick Lusher, coordinated by Mongi Zekri. Free.

Registration required:


The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.  @UF_IFAS


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