As growers prepare for the 2022–23 season, August is the perfect time to review what’s new in the citrus industry. The Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo on Aug. 17–18 in North Fort Myers is the ideal venue to get the latest research updates while learning about new products and services. There’s no better place for industry leaders, growers, researchers and vendors to connect and conduct business.
The August issue of Citrus Industry magazine serves as the show guide to the Expo. Find the seminar schedule, a list of participating vendors and everything you need to maximize your experience at the event. For an additional preview of the Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo, tune in to the July 2022 episode of the All In For Citrus podcast.
The August issue of Citrus Industry also includes several articles from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Resources (UF/IFAS) researchers. Learn about new work that combines pesticidal proteins with trap plants to suppress Asian citrus psyllids. Bryony Bonning and Lukasz Stelinski provide details on the two-pronged approach.
Another article, by Tripti Vashisth and Mary Sutton, explains the effects HLB disease has on flowering and fruit set. They tell how canopy health also plays a role in these processes.
In a third research article, growers will learn what technologies are available to aid in citrus management decision-making. Yiannis Ampatzidis and Sandra Guzmán discuss what tools can make the most of crop data.
Other not-to-be-missed features in the August issue include an update from UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Director Michael Rogers and a CEU Central article. The CEU article is good for one continuing education unit in the Core category for a Florida restricted-use pesticide license when the article’s accompanying test is submitted and passed.
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