Join citrus growers from across the state as we come together to learn the latest from the top industry experts.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

8:50 – 9:00 am

Welcome – Indian River Citrus League

Pat Schirard, President IRCL

9:00 – 9:20 am

Fresh Fruit Production and Food Safety

Dr. Mark Ritenour, UF-IFAS-IRREC

9:20 – 9:40 am

New Grapefruit Varieties

Dr. Jude Grosser, UF-IFAS-CREC

9:40 – 10:00 am

Current Economics of Grapefruit Production

Dr. Ariel Singerman, UF-IFAS-CREC

10:00 – 11:00 am

Visit the Trade Show

11:00 – 11:05 am

Welcome by Educational Session Sponsor, Yara

11:05 – 11:25 am

Cost-Share Opportunities From FDACS

Jake Fojtik, Environmental Specialist II, FDACS

11:25 – 11:45 am

Breeding Citrus Scions at USDA

Dr. Ed Stover USDA-ARS

11:45 – 12:05 pm

Rapid Selection of Grapefruit Variants for HLB Resistance

Dr. Ping Duan, USDA-ARS

12:05 – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Visit the Trade Show

1:30 – 1:35 pm

Welcome by Educational Session Sponsor, CITRIFIC

1:35 – 1:55 pm

HLB Management in Brazil- Observations and Lessons Learned from a Recent Citrus Grower Tour

Dr. Steve Futch, UF-IFAS Multi-County Citrus Agent

1:55 – 2:30 pm

Grower Panel on Managing New Varieties

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Visit the Trade Show

3:30 – 3:55 pm

Asian Citrus Psyllid Management

Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, UF-IFAS-IRREC

3:55 – 4:15 pm

Future Possibilities of ACP Control using Compounds Associated with Poncirus

Dr. David Hall USDA-ARS

4:15 – 4:35 pm

The Unfolding Story of Psyllid Ecology: Attractants, Arrestants & Stimulants

Dr. Steve Lapointe USDA-ARS

Thursday, January 26, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 am

Visit the Trade Show – Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 am

HLB and Nutrient Managment 

Dr. Alan Wright, UF-IFAS-IRREC

8:50 – 9:10 am

Root Health of HLB-Infected Citrus

Dr. Evan Johnson, UF-IFAS-CREC

9:10 – 9:25 am

Fruit Quality of Poncirus trifoliata X Citrus reticulata Hybrids

Dr. Anne Plotto, USDA-ARS

9:25 – 9:45 am

Progress on Optimization of Bactericides for HLB Management

Dr. Kent Morgan, Agrosource/USDA-ARS

9:45 – 10:45 am

Visit the Trade Show

10:45 – 11:00 am

Postbloom Fruit Drop Update

Dr. Natalia Peres, UF/IFAS-GCREC

11:00 – 11:20 am

Advances in New Molecule Discovery to Control HLB

Dr. Bob Shatters, USDA-ARS

11:20 am – 11:40 pm

Development of Advanced Intelligent Spray Technologies for Tree Fruit

Dr. Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS, Wooster,OH

11:40 am – 12:00 pm

Metalized Reflective Mulch – Planting to Harvest in Less Than Three Years

Dr. Bob Adair, Florida Research Center for Agricultural Sustainability

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Visit the Trade Show

Tailoring Production Programs to Fit a Budget 

1:30 – 2:25 pm

Interactive Grower and Researcher Clicker Survey on Managing Rising Production Costs While Mitigating HLB

2:25 – 3:20 pm

Discussion

3:20 – 3:30 pm

Summary and Concluding Remarks