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2019 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute

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South Florida State College

Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing Arts

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825

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Citrus Greening or Huanglongbing (HLB) continues to impact all citrus production areas of Florida. The 2019 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute is an opportunity for Florida citrus growers to come together to learn about effective management of HLB and other challenging diseases affecting the industry. Topics this year include citrus pathology, horticultural management of HLB, and Asian citrus psyllid management.

8:00 AM - Registration

8:40 AM - Welcome and Introductions Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL

8:45 AM - Citrus Regulatory Update - Ms.Callie Walker, FDACS/DPI

9:00 AM - Optimizing Grove Nutrition with Leaf Sampling and Nutrient Deficiency Diagnosis - Dr. Arnold Schumann, UF/IFAS CREC

9:30 AM - Citrus Weed Control - Efficacy, Longevity and Crop Safety - Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS SWFREC

10:00 AM - Is it profitable to use mesh bags for protecting young citrus trees? - Dr. Ariel Singerman, UF/IFAS CREC

10:15 AM - Break

10:40 AM - IRCHLB Overview - Dr. Michael Rogers, UF/IFAS CREC

10:45 AM - Horticultural Practices - Dr. Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS CREC

11:10 AM - Asian Citrus Psyllid - Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC

11:35 AM - HLB Pathology - Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Psyllid Management Options and Challenges when Reducing Costs, and Resistance - Dr. Lukasz Stelinski , UF/IFAS CREC

1:30 PM - Using RNAi Technology to Modify Asian Citrus Psyllid as a Tool in HLB Management - Dr. Nabil Killiny, UF/IFAS CREC

2:00 PM - Using Particle Films to Improve Establishment of Citrus Plantings in Florida - Dr. Christopher Vincent, UF/IFAS CREC

2:30 PM - Impact of organic and conventional spray programs on Asian citrus psyllid management and yield - Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS SWFREC

3:00 PM - Adjourn


CES: County Extension Service
CREC: Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
FDACS/DPI: Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL
SWFREC: Southwest Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee, FL
UF/IFAS: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

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

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Alan Jay Wildstein Center for Performing Arts

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