University of Florida

2011 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute

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Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 6, 2011

8:00 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Mongi Zekri, CES, LaBelle, FL

8:40 AM - An Overview of the Current Citrus Research and Development Foundation Investments in Citrus Disease Research. Dr. Tom Turpen, Program Manager, Citrus Research Development Foundation, Lake Alfred, FL

Asian Citrus Psyllid Management
Moderator: Dr. Steve Futch, CES, Lake Alfred, FL

9:00 AM - Five Years of Experience with Huanglongbing in Florida: Current Assessment; How did we get Here - Dr. Susan Halbert, FDACS/DPI, Gainesville, FL

9:20 AM - Interactions of the Asian Citrus Psyllid with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus - Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, CREC

9:40 AM - Seasonal Changes in the Number of Asian Citrus Psyllids carrying Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus - Dr. Tim Ebert, CREC

10:00 AM - Seasonal Variability in HLB Testing Data in Plant and Psyllid Samples in Florida - Mr. Mike Irey, United States Sugar Corp., Clewiston, FL

10:20 AM - Citrus Health Management Area (CHMA) Program Update - Dr. Michael Rogers, CREC

10:50 AM - Break

Moderator: Mr. Gary England, CES, Bushnell, FL

11:10 AM - HLB Management with Foliar Applications of Nutritionals and Insecticides - Dr. Phil Stansly, SWFREC

11:40 AM - Insecticide Resistance and Susceptibility of Uninfected and Infected Psyllid - Dr. Sid Tiwari, CREC

12:00 PM - Effect of Soil-Applied and Foliar Insecticides on Psyllid Feeding and their Implication for HLB - Ms. Rosana Serikawa, CREC

12:20 PM - Lunch

Genomics & Cultural Management
Moderator: Mr. Ryan Atwood, CES, Tavares, FL

1:30 PM - Viral Vectors and Prospects for HLB Control -
Dr. Bill Dawson, CREC

1:55 PM - RNAi Strategy to Control Insect Pests - Dr. Wayne Hunter, USDA/ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL

2:20 PM - Managing HLB with Plant Nutrition - Dr. Tim Spann, CREC

2:45 PM - Foliar Nutritional Therapies - Dr. Bob Rouse, SWFREC

3:05 PM - Horticultural Lessons to Manage HLB (summary) - Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL

3:30 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

SWFREC: Southwest Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee, FL

UF/IFAS: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

USDA/ARS: United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service