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August 23, 2012

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Tim Spann
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HLB Management for Citrus: It's More than Foliar Spray

Foliar nutrients have gotten much publicity in recent years for their ability to help keep HLB-infected citrus trees productive. At Citrus Expo, University of Florida researcher Tim Spann says HLB management also requires overall good horticultural management. He adds that a grove that wasn't well cared for before HLB infection won't become a good grove after HLB infection. Listen to his report

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Allen Morris
Morris
Growers Keeping Eyes on Storm; OJ Futures Surge
Florida Citrus Mutual spokesman Andrew Meadows says growers are keeping a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Isaac, since Florida is considered a possible landing site for the storm by early next week. Hear more from Meadows. Orange juice futures markets are reacting to the storm with a surge in prices. Get more details from former futures broker and trader Allen Morris.
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Bill Castle
Castle

Bill Castle on Citrus Rootstocks

Citrus rootstock expert Bill Castle, a University of Florida professor emeritus, recently shared his thoughts about numerous rootstocks at a grower roundtable in Arcadia. He discussed Swingle, X639 and sour orange rootstocks, and told why growers should experiment with rootstocks. Hear his report.

FROM CITRUS EXPO

Peruyero

Citrus Canker Detecting Dogs: "An MRI on Four Legs"

Citrus Expo speaker Pepe Peruyero of J&K Canine Academy discusses the potential advantage of using canker-detecting dogs. Hear more.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Aug. 24 Citrus Research and Development Foundation Commercial Product Development Committee meeting, call 800-615-2900 at 11:00 a.m. and enter participant access code 393338# when prompted

 

Aug. 24 Indian River Postharvest Workshop, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, contact Mark Ritenour at 772-468-3922 ext. 167 or ritenour@ufl.edu 

 

Aug. 27 Citrus Research and Development Foundation Finance and Audit Committee meeting, Citrus Research and Development Foundation office, Lake Alfred, or call 800-615-2900 at 11 a.m. and enter participant access code 393338# when prompted

 

Aug. 28 Citrus Research and Development Foundation board of directors meeting, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, contact Diane Johnson at 863-956-8817 or djohnson@citrusrdf.org 

 

Sept. 5 Highlands Citrus Grower Forum, Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center, Sebring, contact Tim Hurner at plowboy@ufl.edu 

 

Sept. 9-11 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee

 

Sept. 11 Farm Labor Supervisor Core Training, UF Miami-Dade County Extension office, Homestead, contact Marcela Rice at 239-658-3400 or mlrice@ufl.edu 

 

Sept. 13-14 Agricultural Labor Relations Forum, Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World, contact Christine Synan at 321-214-5216

 

Sept. 14 Inaugural Florida Pomegranate Association Conference, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred

 

Sept. 18-21 International Citrus & Beverage Conference, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach

 

Sept. 19 Farm Labor Supervisor Core Training, Southwest FL Research & Education Center, Immokalee, contact Marcela Rice at 239-658-3400 or mlrice@ufl.edu 

 

Sept. 20 Citrus Seminar, Southwest Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee, contact maz@ufl.edu or 863-674-4092 for required preregistration

 

Sept. 26 Citrus Water Seminar: Introduction to the Revised Citrus BMP and other Water-Related Topics, Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center, contact Becca at southardr@ufl.edu or 863-402-6540 (fax) for required preregistration

 

Sept. 26 Farm Labor Supervisor Core Training, Indian River Research & Education Center, Fort Pierce, contact Marcela Rice at 239-658-3400 or mlrice@ufl.edu

 

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