The August issue of Citrus Industry magazine has everything you need to make the most of your time at Citrus Expo. The complete guide to the event includes a seminar schedule, exhibitor directory, details about the new hands-on citrus session and more. The Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo is once again being held jointly with Citrus Expo. The general session at the expos will address hemp as a new crop and include panel discussions on water and labor issues. Growers can get more information and preregister at CitrusExpo.net.
Also included in the August issue is a spotlight on the Dundee Citrus Growers Association. Learn what strategies are being used to help growers successfully produce citrus while also diversifying into other crops like peaches and blueberries. Included in the Dundee spotlight is a profile on Steven Callaham, the association’s innovative CEO.
A pair of production-related articles from University of Florida researchers discuss ways growers can potentially improve fruit quality and yield. Citrus growers producing fruit for the fresh market will want to read the article on selective pruning. The authors provide advice on how to make proper pruning cuts and summarize the benefits of this practice. A feature on using gibberellic acid to improve grove management shares trial results that show the plant hormone can improve yield by reducing fruit drop.
Growers needing a Core continuing education unit toward the Florida restricted-use pesticide license can read the CEU Central article in the August issue of Citrus Industry. After reading the article on protecting soil and water while using pesticides, take and pass the accompanying test to earn one free CEU.
Find all these articles and more, coming soon in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine.
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