2019 Program

Current as of 12/13/18 – Subject to change.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi, UF/IFAS IRREC, Assistant Professor of Citrus Horticulture

Dr. Ronald Cave, UF/IFAS IRREC, Professor and Center Director

Pat Schirard, Indian River Citrus League President

Root Health Session

9:00 – 9:20 am

Where are we with citrus root biology research?

Dr. Lorenzo Rossi, UF/IFAS IRREC

9:20 – 9:40 am

HLB and Structural Roots

Dr. Evan Johnson, UF/IFAS CREC,

9:40 – 10:00 am

Irrigation and Root Health in HLB-affected Citrus

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, UF/IFAS CREC

10:00 – 11:00 am

Break/Visit the Trade Show

Soil Amendments and Root Health Session

11:00 – 11:20 am

Can beneficial microbes improve root health and performance of citrus trees in an HLB-endemic environment?

Dr. Ute Albrecht, UF/IFAS SWFREC

11:20 – 11:40 am

Digging into the interactions of soil amendments, soil microbes, and citrus growth.

Dr. Sarah Strauss, UF/IFAS SWFREC

11:40 – 12:00 pm

Anaerobic soil disinfestation and rootstock effects on soil microbial communities and citrus tree health.

Drs. Greg McCollum, Erin Rosskopf, and Jason Hong, USDA-ARS

12:00 – 1:20 pm

Lunch/Visit the Trade Show

Pest & Disease Session

Moderator: Juanita Popenoe, UF/IFAS Extension

1:20 – 1:40 pm

Psyllid Management in Commercial Production Systems

Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS SWFREC

1:40 – 2:00 pm

An Attract-and-Kill Device for Asian Citrus Psyllids

Dr. Justin George, USDA-ARS

2:00 – 2:20 pm

Advances in RNA Suppression of the Asian Citrus Psyllid Vector and Bacteria (Huanglongbing Pathosystem)

Dr. Wayne Hunter, USDA-ARS

2:20 – 2:40 pm

Managing HLB Transmission and Plant Growth with Particle Films

Dr. Christopher Vincent, UF/IFAS CREC

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Canker Management and Lingering Effects of Hurricane Irma

Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC

3:00 – 3:40 pm

Break/Visit the Trade Show

Bactericides, Nutrition, and Postharvest Session

Moderator: Ed Skvarch, UF/IFAS Extension

3:40 – 4:00 pm

Battling Fruit Decay in the Field and after Harvest

Dr. Liliana Cano, UF/IFAS IRREC

4:00 – 4:20 pm

Fresh Citrus Food Safety and Marketability

Dr. Mark Ritenour, UF/IFAS IRREC

4:20 – 4:40 pm

Improved Nutrient Management Strategies for Enhancing Performance of HLB-affected Orange and Grapefruit Trees

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, UF/IFAS CREC

4:40 – 5:00 pm

Advances in bactericide delivery

Dr. Bob Shatters, USDA-ARS

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Complimentary Reception

Location: Trade Show Floor

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7:50 – 8:20 am

Continental Breakfast

Horticulture and Outside-of-the-Box Ideas Session

Moderator: Chris Oswalt, UF/IFAS Extension

8:20 – 8:30 am

Clarity from Above with Drone Technology

Greg Land, Aerobotics

8:30 – 8:40 am

SWFREC Mini-CUPS Project Update

Dr. Fernando Alferez, UF/IFAS SWFREC

8:40 – 9:00 am

Nanotechnology Applications in Citrus

Dr. Zhenli He, UF/IFAS IRREC

9:00 – 9:30 am

Emerging Technologies

Dr. Randy Niedz, USDA-ARS

9:30 – 9:40 am

CRDF Proposals: Where do we go from here?

Richard Dantzler, CRDF

9:40 – 10:15 am

Break/Visit the Trade Show

New Scion and Rootstocks Session

Moderator: Dr. Stephen Futch, UF/IFAS Extension

10:15 – 10:35 am

Advances in USDA/ARS Citrus Scion Breeding

Dr. Ed Stover, USDA-ARS

10:35 – 10:50 am

USDA rootstocks to Include in your Planting Plan for 2019-2020

Dr. Kim Bowman, USDA-ARS

10:50 – 11:05 am

Grapefruit Scion Updates from UF/IFAS

Dr. Fred Gmitter, UF/IFAS CREC

11:20 – 11:30 am

Rootstock Updates from UF/IFAS

Dr. Jude Grosser, UF/IFAS CREC

11:30 – 11:45 am

Upcoming Variety Trials in the Indian River

Dr. Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi, UF/IFAS IRREC

11:45 – 11:55 am

Screening HLB-Tolerant Citrus Hybrids for Commercial Quality

Dr. Elizabeth Baldwin, USDA-ARS

11:55 – 12:15 pm

WHIP Program Updates

Jenny Hoover, USDA Farm Service

12:15 – 12:35 pm

Economics of Grapefruit and Crop Insurance

Dr. Ariel Singerman, UF/IFAS CREC

12:35 – 12:45 pm

Closing Message

Dr. Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi, UF/IFAS IRREC

12:45 pm

Education Program Concludes