A Wealth of Reasons to Attend Citrus Expo

Conducting business, continuing education and connecting with colleagues are just a few of the reasons that citrus industry professionals from around the world will attend Citrus Expo on August 16–17 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Need more reasons to attend? There are plenty: Citrus Expo features a sold-out trade show of indoor and outdoor exhibitors … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Jawwad Qureshi

Jawwad Qureshi, assistant professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, will be speaking on management of Asian citrus psyllids at the 2017 Citrus Expo. Qureshi’s talk will cover conventional management systems compared to organic production systems, which are being studied in large-scale citrus groves. He says it is important to plan for … Read More

Connect with Us at #CitrusExpo17

You will not want to miss out on a minute of Citrus Expo 2017! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live updates during the event. Don’t forget to post your photos and videos from Citrus Expo with the hashtag #CitrusExpo17.      

Citrus Expo Opens a Week from Today!

Citrus growers, vendors and industry professionals are looking forward to gathering on Wednesday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. That’s when the doors officially open to the 2017 Citrus Expo trade show, the biggest and best annual gathering of citrus industry members in the United States. There are only a few days … Read More

Citrus Expo Show Director Excited for What’s Ahead

The 2017 Citrus Expo is a little over a week away, and the Expo staff is busy putting the last touches on the event. Josh McGill, Citrus Expo show director, is especially excited for the event to begin. McGill is looking forward to all the new things the Expo is offering growers this year. “We’re especially proud to have Secretary … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Phil Stansly

Citrus greening will be a hot topic during the 2017 Citrus Expo seminar program. Phil Stansly, a professor of entomology at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, will be speaking about controlling psyllids in HLB-infected groves. Stansly says the main goal of his presentation is to remind growers how useful and … Read More

Miss Florida Citrus is Looking Forward to Citrus Expo

The 2017 Miss Florida Citrus, Rachel Smith, is looking forward to attending this year’s Citrus Expo. Smith competed for the title this past June and July.  “I’m excited to represent the citrus industry,” she says. “Just in my short time of having this title, I’ve met some incredible people that really care about the citrus industry,” Smith says. She is … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Tripti Vashisth

Tripti Vashisth, assistant professor and citrus Extension specialist from the University of Florida, will be among the presenters in the 2017 Citrus Expo seminar program. Vashisth’s talk, on Thursday, August 17, will be about nutrition programs used by growers. She said because each grower uses something different, she is working with them to try to find similarities among the programs. … Read More

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Draw FFA Raffle Winners

Citrus Expo is excited to host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday, August 16, along with U.S. Representative Tom Rooney. Perdue and Rooney will walk the trade show floor and mingle with the Citrus Expo exhibitors and attendees. Citrus Expo will provide Perdue and Rooney with a firsthand look at the challenges faced by the U.S. citrus industry, … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Ute Albrecht

The seminar program at the 2017 Citrus Expo will allow growers to hear about new research and information pertaining to the citrus industry. Ute Albrecht, an assistant professor of plant physiology at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, will be speaking on citrus propagation methods for rootstocks. “In recent years, it has been recognized now that root … Read More