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Citrus Growers’ Institute

The Citrus Growers’ Institute will be held at South Florida State College, Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing Arts, Avon Park, Florida, on April 3, 2018. This program is sponsored by UF/IFAS and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) to provide a wealth of information for citrus growers. Registration.

Program Agenda

8:00 AM – Registration
8:45 AM – Review of CRDF Programs – Dr. Lisa Weaver, CRDF

Citrus Pathology
9:05 AM – Citrus Compliance Agreements – Ms Callie Walker, FDACS/DPI
9:15 AM – Citrus Canker Control & Citrus Black Spot Update – Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC
9:45 AM – Update on Bactericide Effectiveness in the Battle Against HLB – Dr. Robert Shatters, USDA/ARS
10:15 AM – Break

Horticultural Management and Economics
10:30 AM – Net Present Value of New Citrus Plantings – Dr. Ariel Singerman, UF/IFAS CREC
11:00 AM – Alternatives to Rootstock Propagation by Seed – What can we Expect? – Dr. Ute Albrecht, UF/IFAS SWFREC
11:30 AM – Citrus Under Protective Screen Update with Post Hurricane Observations – Dr. Arnold Schumann, UF/IFAS CREC
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Effective Citrus Weed Management – Challenges and Opportunities – Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS SWFREC

Psyllid Management
1:30 PM – Insecticide Mode of Action Rotation for Psyllid Control in Florida – Dr. Lukasz Stelinski , UF/IFAS CREC
2:00 PM – Imidicaplorid Alternatives for Growing Young Citrus Trees – Dr. Phil Stansly, UF/IFAS SWFREC
2:30 PM – Tamarixia Release Results – Dr. Robin Stuart, FDACS/DPI
3:00 PM – Adjourn

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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