Upcoming Events for Florida Citrus Growers

Josh McGill Citrus, Events, Florida

In the latest episode of the All In For Citrus podcast, Michael Rogers, director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center, previews two upcoming events citrus growers will want to attend.

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Hear more from Michael Rogers in the All In For Citrus podcast.

The first is a Finger Lime Symposium. The half-day event will be held virtually from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 23. There is no fee for the informational event. Topics covered will include development of new finger lime cultivars at UF/IFAS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an overview of the global finger lime market, the UF/IFAS connection to Australian researchers and the market potential for finger limes in Florida. Register for the event here.

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Rogers also notes that UF/IFAS citrus Extension agents are busy preparing the Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute. This in-person event will be held April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the South Florida State College, Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Preforming Arts, in Avon Park. Presentations will cover important and timely topics like fighting fruit drop, new varieties, irrigation, plant nutrition and more. To register for the event, click here.

Also in the podcast, Rogers discusses a recent visit to Tallahassee to meet with legislators. He and fellow UF/IFAS citrus team members highlighted the vital role citrus plays in Florida and how research is supporting growers.

The All In For Citrus podcast is a joint project of UF/IFAS and AgNet Media. Listen to the full February episode here.

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