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The 2022 Florida Citrus Growers' Institutes


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Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

8:30 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - Welcome and Introductions - 
Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL

Sponsors 2022 

9:05 AM - CRDF Program Update - Mr. Rick Dantzler, COO, CRDF

9:20 AM - CREC Update - Dr. Michael Rogers, Center Director, UF/IFAS CREC

Citrus Pest Management
Moderator: Ms. Ajia Paolillo, CES, Arcadia, FL

9:30 AM - Citrus Black Spot (CBS) Management Update - Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/ IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

10:00 AM - Can Chemical Weed Control Affect Tree Health and Fruit Drop in Citrus? - Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS SWFREC [PDF Presentation]

10:30 AM - Break

Citrus Horticulture
Moderator: Ms. Lourdes Cordero, CES, Sebring, FL

10:45 AM - Lessons from Below - Citrus Root Structures and What They Mean? - Dr. Ute Albrecht, UF/IFAS SWFREC [PDF Presentation]

11:15 AM - Foliar Applications of Zinc and Potassium to Increase Yield by Reducing Fruit Drop in Hamlin Oranges - Dr. Fernando Alferez , UF/IFAS SWFREC [PDF Presentation]

11:45 AM - Update on Gibberellic Acid Studies - Dr. Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

12:15 PM - Lunch

Citrus Irrigation & Nutrition
Moderator: Dr. Mongi Zekri, CES, LaBelle, FL

1:15 PM - Monitoring and Managing Seasonal Demand for Plant Nutrients with Smartphone Apps - Dr. Arnold Schumann, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

1:45 PM - Irrigation Scheduling for Improved Tree Performance of HLB-Affected Trees - Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, UF/IFAS CREC [PDF Presentation]

2:15 PM - Nitrogen and Phosphorus Recommendations for HLB Affected Citrus - Dr. Kelly Morgan, UF/IFAS Gainesville, FL
[PDF Presentation]

3:00 PM - Adjourn

CES: County Extension Service

COO: Chief Operating Officer

CRDF: Citrus Research and Development

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.