The Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute is set for April 2nd in Avon Park; see a preview of the day’s offerings.
The Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute is a free program put together by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Extension agents for Florida citrus growers. This year’s Institute is slated for April 2nd in Avon Park. Michael Rogers, the director of UF/IFAS’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred shared a preview of the day’s offerings in a Citrus Industry article. Read the details below.
Details of the Florida Citrus Grower’s Institute
The purpose of the Florida Citrus Grower’s Institute is to give Florida citrus producers information that will help them to better their citrus operations. Obviously, this year’s Institute will focus heavily on citrus greening, also called HLB. “They’ve always tried to make this a program that is very applied information that growers can use,” Rogers said in the article. He added that growers will receive information to “refine their programs for managing HLB and psyllids.”
Additionally, growers will hear summaries on information presented at the International Research Conference on HLB. This event is usually held in Florida, but this year it was held in California. To ensure Florida citrus growers aren’t left out, there will be three different presentations from the International Research Conference on HLB concerning horticultural practices, psyllids, and HLB pathology, according to the Citrus Industry article.
Florida citrus growers wishing to attend the Institute should register here.
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