2018 Program

Current as of 12/18/17 – Subject to change.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 am

Visit the Trade Show – Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Ronald Cave, UF/IFAS, IRREC Director
Dr. Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi, UF/IFAS/IRREC Ferrarezi Citrus Horticulture Lab
Pat Schirard, Indian River Citrus League President
Mark Satterlee, St. Lucie County Deputy Administrator

Moderator: Dr. Garima Kakkar, UF/IFAS Extension

8:50 – 9:05 am

New Scion Performance from USDA-ARS

Dr. Ed Stover, USDA-ARS

9:05 – 9:20 am

New Rootstock Performance from USDA-ARS

Dr. Kim Bowman, USDA-ARS

9:20 – 9:35 am

New UF/IFAS Varieties Update

Dr. Fred Gmitter, UF/IFAS

9:35 – 9:50 am

New UF/IFAS Rootstocks Update

Dr. Jude Grosser, UF/IFAS

9:50 – 10:00 am

IRREC Millennium Block Trial Results

Dr. Rhuanito “Johnny” Ferrarezi, UF/IFAS

10:00 – 11:00 am

Break/Visit the Trade Show

Moderator: Dr. Stephen Futch, UF/IFAS Extension

11:00 – 11:15 am

HLB and Bactericide Updates on Valencia Orange

Tom Jerkins, Premier Citrus

11:15 – 11:30 am

Bactericide Registration Update

Dr. Kent Morgan, AgroSource, Inc.

11:30 – 11:50 am

Management and Outlook on Post-Bloom Fruit Drop 

Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS

11:50 – 12:05 pm

Integrated Pest Management of Foliar Diseases in Citrus

Dr. Ozgur Batuman, UF/IFAS

12:05 – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Visit the Trade Show

Moderator: Christine Kelly-Begazo, UF/IFAS Extension

1:30 – 2:05 pm

Weather Events in Florida

Kevin Rodriguez, NOAA-NWS Melbourne

2:05 – 2:20 pm

Hurricane Recovery Update: A Look at Aid, Loan and other programs

Jenny Hoover, USDA Farm Service Agency

2:20 – 2:35 pm

Hurricane Irma: A Predictive Model Estimation of Citrus Black Spot Spread and Areas Impacted

Dr. Tim Gottwald, USDA-ARS; and Dr. Weiqi Luo, USDA-ARS

2:35 – 3:30 pm

Break/Visit the Trade Show

Moderator: Juanita Popenoe, UF/IFAS Extension

3:30 – 3:50 pm

Citrus Nursery Inventory Update

Nate and Anna Jameson, Brite Leaf Nursery

3:50 – 4:10 pm

Precision Agriculture Technologies to Improve Citrus Production

Dr. Yannis Ampatzidis, UF/IFAS

4:10 – 4:30 pm

Encouraging Updates to the Produce Safety Rule and Tools Related to Water Quality

Dr. Mark Ritenour, UF/IFAS

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Complimentary Reception

Location: Trade Show Floor

Thursday, January 25, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 am

Visit the Trade Show – Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Ed Skvarch, UF/IFAS Extension

8:30 – 8:50 am

Integrated Pest Management for Citrus

Dr Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS

8:50 – 9:10 am

Metalized Reflective Mulch: More Fruit with Less Psyllids

Bob Adair, Florida Research Center

9:10 – 9:30 am

Capability of Photonic Fence Technology to Detect, Track, and Intercept Flying Psyllids

Dr. Joe Patt, USDA-ARS; and Arty Makagon, Photonic Sentry, LLC

9:30 – 10:45 am

Break/Visit the Trade Show

Moderator: Dr. Kayla Thomason, UF/IFAS

10:45 – 11:05 am

Biostimulants: Brazilian Experience using Physiological Management (soil amendments, nutrients, and hormones)

Dr. Camilo Medina, Conplant/GCONCI, Brazil

11:05 – 11:40 am

Rehabilitating Water Damaged Citrus Root Systems

Dr. Evan Johnson, UF/IFAS/CREC

11:40 – 12:00 pm

Biostimulants and Nutrient Utilization: A Case Study in the Indian River District

Scott Gibson, JAKL

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch/ Visit the Trade Show

Moderator: TBD

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Grapefruit Economics Update

Dr. Ariel Singerman, UF/IFAS

1:50 – 2:25 pm

Lemon Production Potential in Florida 

Dr. Glenn C. Wright, University of Arizona

2:25 – 3:10 pm

Grower Panel: HLB-Infected Citrus Management Considerations after the Storm

Moderator: Frank Giles, Editor, Florida Grower magazine

3:10 pm

Concluding Remarks

Indian River Citrus League