University of Florida

2013 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute


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Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

8:00 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Cami Esmel-McAvoy
CES, Bushnell, FL

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8:40 AM - An Overview of the Current Citrus Research and Development Foundation Investments in Citrus Disease Research - Dr. Harold Browning, Chief Operating Officer, Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc., Lake Alfred, FL [PDF Presentation]

Tree Health and Water Management
Moderator: Dr. Mongi Zekri, CES, LaBelle, FL

9:00 AM - Conditions that Cause Citrus Fruit Drop - Dr. Gene Albrigo, CREC

9:20 AM - Interactions between HLB Root Decline and Phytophthora - Dr. Jim Graham, CREC [PDF Presentation]

9:45 AM - Comprehensive BMP Manual for Florida Citrus - Dr. Brian Boman, IRREC
[PDF Presentation]

9:55 AM - Modification of Citrus Irrigation Water - Dr. Kelly Morgan, SWFREC
[PDF Presentation]

10:15 AM - Break

Citrus Nutrition
Moderator: Dr. Steve Futch, CES, Lake Alfred, FL

10:25 AM - Foliar Citrus Nutrition and SAR's - Dr. Robert Rouse, SWFREC

10:55 AM - Optimizing the Nutritional Status of HLB Infected Citrus Trees - Dr. Arnold Schumann, CREC

11:25 AM - Detection and Localization of HLB in Citrus Phloem - Dr. Craig Brodersen, CREC

11:45 PM - Foliar Nutrient Uptake in HLB Infected Leaves - Dr. Ron Brlansky, CREC
[PDF Presentation]

12:10 PM - Lunch

Asian Citrus Psyllid Management
Moderator: Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL

1:30 PM - Induced Release of Plant Defense Volatilesn - Dr. Emily Kuhns, CREC

1:55 PM - Asian Citrus Psyllid Management in Young Citrus Trees - Dr. Michael Rogers, CREC [PDF Presentation]

2:20 PM - Long Term Insecticidal Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid - Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, SWFREC

2:45 PM - Mapping of Citrus Health Management Areas - Mr. Brandon Page, CREC
[PDF Presentation]

Citrus Plant Improvement
Moderator: Mr. Tim Gaver, CES, Ft. Pierce, FL

2:55 PM - New USDA Rootstocks - Dr. Kim Bowman, USDA/ARS. Ft. Pierce, FL

3:20 PM - New UF Varieties - Dr. Jude Grosser, CREC

3:45 PM - Adjourn

CES: County Extension Service

CREC: Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL

IRREC: Indian River Research and Education Center, Ft. Pierce, FL

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