The Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute, hosted by UF/IFAS, is scheduled for April 6th via a Zoom webinar.

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension is holding its annual Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute this April 6th, offering the event in a remote webinar format that will be delivered using the Zoom platform, according to a Citrus Industry article. It’s the second time the event is being held remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on large gatherings. The institute is slated from 8:30 to noon, and attendees will hear from UF/IFAS citrus researchers on a variety of topics. See the details below.

Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute Schedule

The schedule from the article is as follows:

8:30 a.m. Sign in to Zoom webinar

8:55 a.m Welcome and introductions

9:00 a.m. Evaluating Normal Thresholds as Decision Making Guides for Psyllid Sprays – Lukasz Stelinski, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)

9:30 a.m. Managing Root Pests and Pathogens in Young Trees with HLB – Larry Duncan, UF/IFAS CREC

10:00 a.m. Applied Biological Control Research for Managing Asian Citrus Psyllid – Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)

10:30 a.m. Incorporating Lebbeck Mealybug Management with Current Management Programs – Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC

11:00 a.m. Individual Protective Covers’ Influence on Tree Performance, Fruit Production, Pests and Diseases – Fernando Alferez, UF/IFAS SWFREC

11:30 a.m. Keeping Weeds in Check – Updates for Tree-Rows and Row-Middles – Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS SWFREC

12 p.m. Adjourn

Attendees can earn CEUs for a restricted-use pesticide license and the Certified Crop Adviser designation. Register for the event here.

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