Sneak Peek: April 2023 Citrus Industry

Josh McGill Events, Pests, Sneak Peek

It’s almost April, and that means it’s almost time for the Florida Grower Citrus Show! The soon-to-be-released April issue of Citrus Industry magazine features an event guide to the new and improved Florida Grower Citrus Show. Included is a complete seminar schedule and list of participating exhibitors and sponsors for the April 13 event.


Now under AgNet Media management, the Florida Grower Citrus Show has been completely revamped. A new location and a one-day format with a streamlined seminar program will allow extra time for growers to network at a tailgate-style trade show. Preregister for the show and get more information here.

With no shortage of pests in citrus, growers need to protect their crop with multiple tactics. One way to fight pests is with natural enemies. In the April issue of Citrus Industry, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) entomologist Jawwad Qureshi gives details on predators and parasitoids proven to reduce citrus pests.

Another tool that can assist growers is brassinosteroids (BRs), a natural group of hormones important in plant development and growth. Learn how BRs can help producers cope with disease and extreme weather events in a UF/IFAS article by Fernando Alferez and Muhammad Shahid.

In other citrus news, researchers have uncovered naturally occurring non-caloric sweet compounds in citrus. An article by Xixuan Tang, Yu Wang, Fred Gmitter and Jude Grosser of UF/IFAS discusses the sweet discoveries and in what varieties they can be found. The authors explain the positive implications for the industry.

Looking to enhance your citrus nutrition program? UF/IFAS Extension agent Brandon White has some practical tips. Check out his Extension Connection article in the April issue.

Find all of these articles and more in the next issue of Citrus Industry, coming soon to your mailbox or inbox. If you are not already receiving the magazine, subscribe here.

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Tacy Callies

Editor of Citrus Industry magazine

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