2015 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute

2015 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute


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Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

8:00 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Steve Futch, UF/IFAS CREC

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Citrus Tree Health and Psyllid Management
Moderators: Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL & Ms. Laurie Hurner, CES, Sebring, FL

8:45 AM - Understanding Bicarbonates and the Impact on Tree Health - Dr. Kelly Morgan, UF/IFAS SWFREC
[PDF Presentation]

9:10 AM Nutrient Programs for Citrus - Dr. Arnold Schumann, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

9:35 AM - Psyllid Management - Dr. Michael Rogers, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

10:00 AM - Break

10:15 AM - Are CHMA's Working as Expected - Dr. Phil Stansly, UF/IFAS SWFREC
[PDF Presentation]

Projects to Battle HLB
Moderator: Dr. Mongi Zekri,
LaBelle, FL & Mr. Parker Platts, CES, Ft. Pierce, FL

10:40 AM - Funded Projects to Aid Growers in the HLB Battle - Dr. Harold Browning, Chief Operating Officer, Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc., Lake Alfred, FL
[PDF Presentation]

11:05 AM - Incapacitating Psyllids to Host the Greening Bacteria or Transmit the Disease - Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, UF/IFAS CREC [* Files not available]

11:30 AM - Antimicrobial Therapies for HLB and Canker - Dr. Stephanie Slinski, Citrus Research and Development Foundation, Inc., Lake Alfred, FL
[PDF Presentation]

12:35 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Chemotherapy or Antibiotic Treatments of HLB Infected Trees - Dr. Wayne Dixon, FDACS/DPI
[PDF Presentation]

1:25 PM - Efficiency and Advances in Thermotherapies Against HLB - Dr. Reza Ehsani, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

Breeding for HLB Tolerance and Canker Control
Moderators: Mr. Gary England, CES, Tavares, FL & Dr. Cami McAvoy, CES, Bushnell, FL

1:50 PM - Breeding to Mitigate HLB in Citrus - Dr. Jude Grosser, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

2:15 PM - HLB Tolerant Rootstocks - Dr. Kim Bowman, USDA/ARS [PDF Presentation]

2:40 PM - Reasons for Inconsistent Control of Canker - Dr. Jim Graham, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

3:05 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

USDA/ARS: United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service, Ft. Pierce, FL

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences