UF/IFAS is holding a workshop on citrus nutrient management and irrigation on February 15th at CREC in Lake Alfred.
UF/IFAS Assistant Professor Davie Kadyampakeni and Extension citrus agent Chris Oswalt are hosting a half-day workshop on the latest research in citrus nutrient management and irrigation, according to a UF/IFAS blog. Slated for February 15th at the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred, registration starts at 8:30 am and the workshop itself will start at 9 am. See the details below.
Details of the Citrus Nutrient Management and Irrigation Workshop
According to the blog, at the workshop on citrus nutrient management and irrigation, “Sessions will include an update on Best Management Practices in citrus research, using smart-irrigations apps for irrigation scheduling, using silicon in citrus production, impact of micronutrients on young HLB-affected trees and an optional field tour in the afternoon. Each attendee will receive a notebook of the printed presentations…” and lunch will be provided.
The cost to attend is $30 if registered before February 8th, and $40 after the 8th. Additionally, the blog maintains “Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) continuing education units (CEU) have been requested.”
The agenda is as follows:
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, Mr. Chris Oswalt, Multi-County Extension Agent
9:10 a.m. Updates on BMPs in Citrus, Dr. Kelly Morgan, Professor of Crop Nutrition
9:40 a.m. Using Smart-Irrigation Apps for Irrigation Scheduling in Citrus, Dr. Sandra Guzman, Assistant Professor of Hydrology and Smart Irrigation
10:10 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Silicon: A beneficial nutrient for citrus production, Dr. Muhammad Shahid, Assistant Professor of Horticulture
10:50 a.m. Impact of Micronutrients on Young HLB-Affected Citrus Trees, Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, Assistant Professor and Dr. Samuel Kwakye, Postdoctoral Research Associate
11:20 a.m. Wrap-up, Comments/Questions, Mr. Chris Oswalt, Multi-County Extension Agent
11:40 a.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. Field Tour
Those interested in attending can register here.
Griffin Fertilizer is committed to helping both growers and ranchers make sound agronomic and economic decisions in order to maximize the health of their grove and pasture. As a full-service custom dry & liquid fertilizer blender and crop protection product distributor, we will continue our mission to further advance Florida agriculture. For questions or concerns about your farm or pasture, contact us and one of our team will be in touch.