UF/IFAS has added presentations from the Citrus Growers’ Institute to the UF/IFAS Extension citrus agents’ website.

Did you miss the Citrus Growers’ Institute or would like to review one of the presentations? UF/IFAS has uploaded Institute presentations to the UF/IFAS Extension citrus agents’ website for Florida citrus growers to view as needed. UF/IFAS Citrus Extension agents sponsored the event in April, offering presentations that “presentations provide practical tips and information on urgent issues like improving grove management, managing root pests, keeping weeds in check and the benefits of individual protective covers,” according to a UF/IFAS blog. Explore the presentations below.

Citrus Growers’ Institute Presentations

Six presentations from the Citrus Growers’ Institute were added to the Citrus Extension website. The UF/IFAS blog lists them as the following:

  1. Evaluating Nominal Thresholds as Decision Making Guides for Psyllid Sprays–  Lukasz Stelinski, UF/ IFAS CREC 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.”
  1. Managing Root Pests and Pathogens in Young Trees with HLB–  Larry Duncan, UF/IFAS CREC                                    Overview: “Ongoing research seeks to understand whether managing nematode and root weevil populations in HLB damaged trees is profitable.”
  1. Applied Biological Control Research for Managing Asian Citrus Psyllid–  Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS SWFREC            Overview: “Discussion on some of the work that we have been doing on lacewings, ladybeetles and parasitoid Tamarixia radiata.”
  1. Incorporating Lebbeck Mealybug Management with Current Management Programs–  Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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.”
  1. Individual Protective Covers (IPC’s) Influence on tree performance, fruit production, pests, and diseases 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.”
  1. Keeping Weeds in Check – Updates for Tree-Rows and Row-Middles –  Ramdas Kanissery, UF/ IFAS SWFREC        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.”

Visit the UF/IFAS Citrus Extension website for links to the presentations.

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