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2017 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute

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South Florida State College

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825

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Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be offered for holders of restricted use pesticide licenses (RUP) and certified crop advisors (CCA). CEU’s have been granted in the following categories: private applicator, agricultural tree crop and demonstration & research for RUP holders. CEU’s have been requested for CCA’s in the appropriate CEU categories.

8:00 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM - The Use of RNAi to Control Psyllids in Citrus - Dr. Bill Dawson, UF/IFAS CREC

9:15 AM - Distribution of Psyllids in Citrus Groves - Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, UF/IFAS CREC

9:45 AM - What Have We Learned about the Bactericides Available for Use in Citrus - Dr. Stephanie Slinski, Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc., Lake Alfred, FL

10:15 AM - OJ Break - Sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual

10:30 AM - Postbloom Fruit Drop Management - Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC

11:00 AM - FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule and the Florida Citrus Grower - Mr. Travis Chapin, UF/IFAS CREC

11:30 AM - Citrus Root Health and HLB Management - Dr. Evan Johnson, UF/IFAS CREC

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Nematodes and Citrus Integrated Pest Management - Dr. Larry Duncan, UF/IFAS CREC

1:30 PM - Update on Irrigation and Nutrient Management Studies of HLB Affected Trees - Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, UF/IFAS CREC

2:00 PM - Update on Citrus Nutritional Trials - Dr. Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS CREC

2:30 PM - Genome Editing Technology: What is CRISPR and What Will It will Mean for Florida Citrus - Dr. Fred Gmitter, UF/IFAS CREC

3:00 PM - Adjourn

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Avon Park, FL 33825

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