At the center of the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine is the Citrus Expo show guide. Readers will find everything they need to know about Florida’s leading agricultural event. This year, Citrus Expo is expanding its reach to include vegetable and specialty crop growers. The Citrus Expo seminar and trade show is August 15–16 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Growers can pre-register now at CitrusExpo.net
In addition to the Citrus Expo show guide, the August issue contains several articles aimed at helping growers make variety and rootstock choices:
- Nursery growers Aaron Himrod, Nate Jameson, Tom Powers and Phil Rucks are among those who offer expert advice. They discuss the performance of rootstock/scion combinations and what factors to consider when deciding what to plant.
- University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists describe the latest new citrus variety releases from their research programs. The new selections include mandarins and grapefruit for the fresh fruit market.
- Fred Gmitter, Bill Castle and Jude Grosser provide an update on the Florida lemon market. Topics they address are the diverse markets for the fruit, production pros and cons and advances in breeding efforts.
The August issue of Citrus Industry also includes a CEU article on pesticides and the environment. After reading the article, growers who take and pass the accompanying test can earn one core continuing education unit toward the Florida restricted-use pesticide license.
Finally, growers won’t want to miss the article on the colorful history of citrus crate labels. California Corner’s Len Wilcox tells the story behind how the labels were first used and gives details on current label collections in Florida and California.
Find all of this and more in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, coming soon!
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