The 2021 Florida Citrus Growers' Institutes
9:00 AM - Evaluating Nominal Thresholds as Decision Making Guides for Psyllid Sprays - Dr. Lukasz Stelinski, UF/ IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]
Overview: We investigated the potential of a usable threshold to increase sustainability of Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) management in citrus under conditions of high Huanglongbing (HLB) incidence.
9:30 AM - Managing Root Pests and Pathogens in Young Trees with HLB - Dr. Larry Duncan, UF/IFAS CREC
Overview: Ongoing research seeks to understand whether managing nematode and root weevil populations in HLB damaged trees is profitable.
Moderator: Ms. Ajia Paolillo, CES, Arcadia, FL
10:00 AM - Applied Biological Control Research for Managing Asian Citrus Psyllid - Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS SWFREC [PDF Presentation]
Overview: Discussion on some of the work that we have been doing on lacewings, ladybeetles and parasitoid Tamarixia radiata.
10:30 AM - Incorporating Lebbeck Mealybug Management with Current Management Programs - Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]
Overview: Presentation of the most recent information that we have been gathering on the biology and management of the recently established and rapidly spreading pest, the Lebbeck mealybug.
Moderator: Dr. Mongi Zekri, CES, LaBelle, FL
11:00 AM - Individual Protective Covers (IPC’s) Influence on tree performance, fruit production, pests, and diseases - Dr. Fernando Alferez, UF/ IFAS SWFREC
Overview: Presentation on how IPCs prevent HLB and how changed growth patterns in young citrus trees affect fruit set and quality. Also show how other pests and diseases of concern are affected by the IPCs and the trees’ response to the new condition once the IPC’s are removed.
11:30 AM - Keeping Weeds in Check - Updates for Tree-Rows and Row-Middles - Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, UF/ IFAS SWFREC [PDF Presentation]
Overview: The use of glufosinate-ammonium for post-emergence weed control and how to achieve the best results with this active ingredient, along with weed management in row middles using herbicides for chemical mowing and cover crops.
12:00 PM - Adjourn
CES: Cooperative Extension Service
CREC: Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred, 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.