Start 2023 with an educational workshop on citrus insect, mite, and nematode management January 19

LAKE ALFRED, FL – Pest management in citrus is continually changing as new discoveries are found and as pests develop resistance to treatments.  A workshop on citrus insect, mite and nematode management will be held Thursday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida.

The workshop will have three seminar sections, which include hands-on activities. The first seminar session will feature an update on Asian citrus psyllid research and management and leafminer research and management by Professor Lukasz Stelinski, Diaprepes impacts and nematode management with Professor Larry Duncan, and lebbeck mealybug information with Assistant Professor Lauren Diepenbrock.

The second session will include information on flat mites, rust mites and Bulimulus snails. The final session will provide information on beneficials for ACP management with Associate Professor Jawwad Qureshi and the latest information on beneficials for lebbeck mealybug led by Diepenbrock in addition to a presentation of habitats for predators. RUP CEUs available include 4 private applicator, ag tree crop, ag row crop, and demo and research. There will be 4.5 CEUs available for CCAs in the pest management category.

Each attendee will receive a notebook of the printed presentations and hand lens along with a catered lunch. Registration is required.

If registration is received by January 12, the fee for participating is $60; after January 12, the fee is $85.

Participants may register at  Questions? Contact Jamie Burrow,, 863-956-8648.


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 U.F. 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


Posted: December 20, 2022

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Larry Duncan, Lauren Diepenbrock, Lebbeck Mealybug, Lukasz Stelinski, Pest Management

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