The cover of the February issue of Citrus Industry magazine features a familiar face at the Citrus Research and Education Center. Jude Grosser has been a part of the University of Florida facility for more than three decades. He tells about the citrus variety research he has accomplished so far, as well as the goals he is still striving to reach.
Not to be missed in the February issue of Citrus Industry is a preview of the upcoming International Citrus Business Conference. To be held March 27–28 in Daytona Beach, Florida, this unique event is designed to appeal to those looking to stay in the citrus industry for the long haul. Current industry challenges and possible solutions will be discussed by speakers representing all aspects of the global citrus business.
This issue’s disease management focus takes an in-depth look at the current status of postbloom fruit drop and citrus canker. Learn how Hurricane Irma affected these diseases in Florida groves and what growers can do about it.
The February California Corner article sheds lights on a new method for early HLB detection that involves identifying the scent of volatile organic compounds. Find out how this technique can help growers.
Finally, be sure to read “Integrated pest management in the grove,” to earn one core continuing education unit toward Florida’s restricted-use pesticide license. As part of Citrus Industry magazine’s CEU Central series, the article will grant a CEU for growers who pass the accompanying test.
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