Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL.
With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there has been a significant growth in North Florida citrus in recent years. During the last decade, satsuma and cold hardy fresh market citrus has generated more interest in North Florida than any other tree crop. This meeting aims to cover the major issues that North Florida citrus growers are currently facing. Plant pathologists and entomologists from the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred and NFREC, Quincy will present the latest information on important insect and diseases affecting citrus production.
The registration fee for this event is $5 per person. Registration starts at 8 AM eastern time. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. To pre-register call 850-875-7105.
Program Agenda: (Eastern Time)
- 8:00 – Registration: $5.00
- 8:15 – Opening Remarks – Nicholas Comerford, Center Director, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL
- 8:25 – Pheromone disruption for citrus leafminers – Dr. Lukasz Stelinski, Citrus Entomologist, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
- 9:00 – Asian citrus psyllid management and situation in Florida Panhandle – Dr. Xavier Martini, Entomologist, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL
- 9:35 – Regulations to fight HLB spread in Florida – Dr. Xiaoan Sun, Pathology Section Administrator, FDACS-Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL
- 10:10 – Break
- 10:30 – Phytophthora and HLB management – Dr. Evan Johnson, Plant Pathologist, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
- 11:05 – Scab and Alternaria management – Dr. Megan Dewdney, Plant Pathologist, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
- 11:40 – Cold hardy citrus varieties & cold protection, Dr. Peter Andersen, Horticulturist, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL
- 12:15 – Lunch
- 1:30 – NFREC Citrus Orchard Tour, and demonstration of Asian citrus psyllid sampling methods