The 2023 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute is a “one-day, one-stop opportunity” to get all the latest in citrus research.

Citrus growers looking to keep up with the “latest news and research findings that impact how growers can successfully produce citrus in the HLB era” should attend the 2023 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute. According to a UF/IFAS Tip of the Week, the Institute will feature “in-depth information about horticultural management of HLB, citrus pest management and growers’ thoughts on citrus rootstock and scion combinations.” See the details below.

Details of the 2023 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute

When: April 4; “The program starts at 8:00 a.m. with registration and continues to 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided, but registration is required.”

Where:  South Florida State College in Avon Park, Florida, in the University Center Auditorium.

What: The Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute includes:

  • “Pest management topics will include nematode management in young groves and newly developed and conventional chemical strategies for psyllid suppression.”
  • “The citrus horticulture session will include trunk injection updates, how individual protective covers and brassinosteroids prolong health and improve fruit yield and quality in newly planted trees, and an update on gibberellic acid studies currently underway.”
  • “The afternoon session will feature a presentation on trends in citrus scion and rootstock propagations and a grower panel on observations of citrus rootstock and scion combinations and their performance.”
  • “The program will also include brief updates from Michael Rogers, director of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, and Rick Dantzler, chief operating officer of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation.”
  • “Continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered for holders of restricted-use pesticide (RUP) licenses and for certified crop advisers. RUP CEUs have been requested in the following categories: private applicator, agricultural tree crop, and demonstration and research.”

Registering: “Growers may register online here, or by emailing or calling Joy Spencer at or 863-519-1041.”

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