Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute

Register for the 2024 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute

Daniel Cooper Events, HLB Management, Tip of the Week

Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute
Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute

Citrus greening or huanglongbing (HLB) continues to impact all citrus production areas of Florida. The 2024 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute is an opportunity for Florida citrus growers to come together to learn about effective management of HLB and other challenging pests and diseases affecting the industry. Topics this year include horticultural management of HLB, citrus nutrient management and management of citrus pests and diseases.

The event takes place on April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at South Florida State College, University Center Auditorium, 600 W. College Drive in Avon Park. It is conducted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation.

See the full program of speakers, topics and times here.

Continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered for holders of restricted-use pesticide (RUP) licenses and for certified crop advisers (CCAs). 4.5 CEUs have been requested in the following categories: private applicator, agricultural tree crop and demonstration and research for RUP holders. CEUs have been requested for CCAs in the appropriate categories.

Please make sure to register in advance online for the Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute. Registration is free and will ensure you receive a ticket for the sponsored lunch that will be provided.

Chris Oswalt is a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus Extension agent for Polk and Hillsborough counties.

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