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The 2023 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute


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Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

8:00 AM - Registration

8:25 AM - Welcome and Introductions - 
Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL


8:30 AM - CRDF Program Update - Mr. Rick Dantzler, COO, CRDF

8:45 AM - CREC Update - Dr. Michael Rogers, Center Director, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

Citrus Pest Management
Moderator: Dr. Mongi Zekri,, CES, LaBelle, FL

9:00 AM - Nematode IPM in Young Groves - Dr. Larry Duncan, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

9:30 AM - Interrupting the Chemistry of Attraction between ‘Candidates Liberibacter asiaticus’ and Diaphorina citri to mitigate Huanglongbing in Citrus - Dr. Nabil Killiny, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

10:00 AM - A Decade of Psyllid Suppression and Strategies with Newly Developed and Conventional
 - Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS SWFREC
[PDF Presentation]

10:30 AM - Break

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

10:45 AM - Update on Trunk Injection - Dr. Ute Albrecht, UF/IFAS SWFREC
[PDF Presentation]

11:15 AM - IPC’s and Brassinosteroids to Prolong Health and Improve Fruit Yield and Quality in Newly
Planted Trees Under HLB
 - 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

Moderator: Ms. Ajia Paolillo, CES, Arcadia, FL

1:15 PM - N13-32 Hamlin on UFR-4 Rootstock: Initial Observations - Dr. John Chater, UF/IFAS CREC
[PDF Presentation]

1:45 PM - Trends in Citrus Scion and Rootstock Propagations in Florida - Mr. Ben Rosson, Bureau Chief, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Citrus Budwood Program
[PDF Presentation]

2:15 PM - Practical Discussion of Current Grower Observations of Citrus Rootstock and Scion Combinations - Grower Panel

3:00 PM - Adjourn

CES: Cooperative 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.