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The 2019 Florida Citrus Growers' Institutes

 2019 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute

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    Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

8:00 AM - Registration

8:40 AM - Welcome and Introductions
Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL

Regulatory & Citrus Horticulture
Moderator: Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL


8:45 AM - Citrus Regulatory Update - Ms. Callie Walker, FDACS/DPI
[PDF Presentation]

9:00 AM - Optimizing Grove Nutrition with Leaf Sampling and Nutrient Deficiency Diagnosis - Dr. Arnold Schumann, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

9:30 AM - Citrus Weed Control - Efficacy, Longevity and Crop Safety - Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS SWFREC
[PDF Presentation]

10:00 AM - Is it profitable to use mesh bags for protecting young citrus trees? - Dr. Ariel Singerman, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

10:15 AM - Break

International Research Conference on HLB
Moderator: Dr. Steve Futch, CES UF/IFAS CREC

10:40 AM - IRCHLB Overview - Dr. Michael Rogers, UF/IFAS CREC

10:45 AM - Horticultural Practices - Dr. Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

11:10 AM - Asian Citrus Psyllid - Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

11:35 AM - HLB Pathology - Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

12:00 PM - Lunch

Psyllid Management
Moderator: Dr. Mongi Zekri, CES, LaBelle, FL

1:00 PM - Psyllid Management Options and Challenges when Reducing Costs, and Resistance - Dr. Lukasz Stelinski , UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

1:30 PM - Using RNAi Technology to Modify Asian Citrus Psyllid as a Tool in HLB Management Dr. Nabil Killiny, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

2:00 PM - Using Particle Films to Improve Establishment of Citrus Plantings in Florida - Dr. Christopher Vincent, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

2:30 PM - Impact of organic and conventional spray programs on Asian citrus psyllid management and yield-
Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, UF/ IFAS SWFREC [PDF Presentation]

3:00 PM - Adjourn

CES: County Extension Service
CRDF: Citrus Research and Development Foundation
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

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution.