Florida citrus growers can earn Continuing Education Units, or CEUs, needed to renew pesticide applicator licenses.

Covid-19 has had an immense impact on Florida agriculture, including Florida citrus growers. In addition to the disruption of workers and supply and distribution lines, the pandemic has also affected trade and alliance events and shows, like the 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute and more. Thanks to the efforts of UF/IFAS Extension agents, citrus growers can now view some presentations that would have been given at the Institute, as well as earn CEUs from viewing the presentations, according to a UF/IFAS blog posting. See details below.

Florida Citrus Growers and CEUs

Florida citrus growers can earn up to three CEUs for viewing three different presentations that would have been part of the 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute, and Extension agents plan to add more. “One CEU is available now with these presentations. Our goal is to add additional presentations in the upcoming months,” said Chris Oswalt in the article; Oswalt is a UF/IFAS Extension citrus agent for Hillsborough and Polk counties and organizer of the Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute.

Growers can view:

  • A presentation about the economics of juice imports, fruit prices and production costs, given by Ariel Singerman, a food and resource economics assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center.
  • Two additional presentations on trunk injections and Asian citrus psyllid management through spraying and biological control, presented by assistant professor Ute Albrecht and professor Lukasz Stelinski.

Those interested in viewing the presentations will find more information here.

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