Citrus Expo Season Has Started

Citrus ExpoOnline pre-registration is now open for the 2017 Citrus Expo. The 26th annual event will take place August 16-17 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Pre-register here.

The theme of this year’s Citrus Expo seminar program will be Challenge, Change and Opportunity. By attending the seminars, growers will be able to earn continuing education units toward a Florida restricted-use pesticide license and the Certified Crop Adviser designation.

Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus Research and Education Center and key organizer of the Citrus Expo seminar program, gave some insight on the meaning behind the 2017 theme. “We’re going to be talking about the challenges regarding citrus greening and how growers need to change their programs in the short term to live with the threat of citrus greening. But there’s also a lot of opportunities for the future. We’ll talk about some of the new varieties coming out, some that seem to have tolerance to HLB,” he explained.

Session topics will include the most recent findings in pest management, plant improvement and production. Stay tuned for full details on the seminar schedule.

In the meantime, citrus growers are once again being asked by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to complete a very short, anonymous survey on bactericide use. The 2017 survey will build on the knowledge that was gathered during the 2016 survey. Results of the survey will be presented during the Citrus Expo seminar program.

Take the survey now.