Sneak Peek: August 2020 Citrus Industry

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The August issue of Citrus Industry is traditionally the Citrus Expo issue. While the Citrus Expo tradition continues this year, it will be in a new format. Due to coronavirus, the event will be virtual. Growers will still have the opportunity to see seminars and network with vendors. In the August issue, you’ll find the citrus, vegetable, specialty crop and general session topics and speakers. You can also see what companies are participating in the online event.

The August issue includes a familiar column, the UF/IFAS Citrus State, but with a new face. Scott Angle, the University of Florida’s new vice president for agriculture and natural resources, takes over authorship of the column from retiring VP Jack Payne. Citrus Industry thanks Payne for his years of service and welcomes Angle to the pages of the magazine.

Other new faces in the magazine include the winners of the FMC Citrus Ag Production Scholarships. Find out how these four college students plan to contribute to the citrus industry and their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing growers.

Another article this month includes interesting insights about production and HLB from feral citrus growing in the shade of natural hammocks. UF/IFAS authors Christopher Vincent and Anirban Guha share their research results and discuss how it could benefit growers.

If sting nematodes are a problem in your grove, you’ll want to read about the latest control strategies under evaluation by UF/IFAS researchers. Authors Larry Duncan, Johan Desaeger and Sheng-Yen Wu discuss their research on new nematicides and cover crops.

Finally, don’t miss the article on root architecture, propagation method and citrus tree growth. Ute Albrecht, Sameer Pokhrel and Kim Bowman provide a wealth of information on seed-, cuttings- and tissue culture-propagated rootstock performance.

Look for these articles and more in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, arriving soon in your mailbox or inbox.

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About the Author

Tacy Callies

Editor of Citrus Industry magazine