The 28th annual Citrus Expo saw great success as growers piled into the Lee Civic Center on Aug. 14–15 in North Fort Myers, Florida. Growers experienced a dynamic trade show and a new hands-on session. The seminar program, titled “Growing Stronger,” featured presentations on the latest research from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).
Many of the citrus presentations focused on living with HLB and managing the Asian citrus psyllid. Other topics included new rootstock and scion planting options, high-density plantings and a new citrus pest.
If you were unable to attend Citrus Expo, or if you missed some of the presentations, you can now view several of them online. Citrus Expo presenters have given public access to their PowerPoint presentations so growers can catch up on what they missed.
To view the presentations, go to https://citrusexpo.net/2019-seminar-program-2/ and scroll down the page to the citrus seminar schedules. Some of the presentations are available at the links that say “Click here to view the presentation” in orange text. More presentations will continue to be added, so be sure to stay tuned.
Citrus Expo would like to thank UF/IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center Director Michael Rogers and UF/IFAS Assistant Professor Tripti Vashisth for helping create one of the best Citrus Expo programs yet. Also, special appreciation goes to all the speakers for giving their time to be a part of Citrus Expo.
The event will return to the Lee Civic Center on Aug. 12–13, 2020, for its 29th year.