Thank You for a Great 27th Citrus Expo!

Dear Growers, Industry Members and Friends: On behalf of everyone at Citrus Expo, we extend our sincere appreciation for the effort from all exhibitors, sponsors and guests at the 27th annual Citrus Expo. As you may be aware, Citrus Expo has been an integral part of Citrus Industry magazine for more than a quarter century, and each relies on the … Read More

Scenes from Citrus Expo 2018

Citrus Expo hosted its biggest crowd ever during the 2018 event held Aug. 15-16 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. The event included an educational program themed “Planting Tomorrow’s Profits.” Kicking off Citrus Expo was a new general session addressing timely issues for all types of growers. Attendees gained knowledge on the farm bill, crop insurance, … Read More

Everything You Need to Know Before Citrus Expo

Citrus Expo is right around the corner! In order to make the most of your experience, here’s everything you should know before you go. The Agenda in the Trade Show Hall Wednesday, Aug. 15 Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. Enjoy complimentary sausage and biscuits before walking the trade show floor. Ribs and Hoppin’ John will be served for … Read More

Jack Payne on UF/IFAS Involvement at Citrus Expo

Researchers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have always played a major role in ensuring the Citrus Expo educational program is packed with the latest information for growers. Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of UF/IFAS, said Expo is an event that his team looks forward to every … Read More

Citrus Growers: Arrive Early and Receive a Free Book!

Citrus growers who are among the first to arrive at the 2018 Citrus Expo will receive a free book, “Fresh Citrus Fruits.” Thanks to AGMAX, LLC, this book is being made available as a promotional gift, while supplies last, to citrus growers attending Citrus Expo 2018. This edition of “Fresh Citrus Fruits” was published in 2006, and these copies are … Read More

Networking Reception Built to Bring the Industry Together

The networking reception at Citrus Expo is sure to be a highlight of the event. Josh McGill, Citrus Expo show director, believes the reception provides the perfect opportunity for growers and exhibitors to make connections. The reception became a tradition at the 25th Citrus Expo with the “Citrus Expo Shindig.” McGill is excited to keep this tradition going and is … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Johan Desaeger

Nematodes are a key pest in vegetables and strawberries. Johan Desaeger, an assistant professor of nematology at the University of Florida’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, has spent years studying nematodes and how to manage them. According to Desaeger, historically, most growers used methyl bromide to control nematodes because it did a good job with control. However, methyl bromide … Read More

New General Session Is Tailored to Growers

Citrus Expo is excited to introduce a general session to the seminar program this year. The presentations are tailored to citrus, vegetable and specialty crop growers. This new addition will cover crucial topics impacting these industries. HURRICANE RELIEF FUNDING Mike Sparks, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Florida Citrus Mutual, will give a presentation on the status of … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Lukasz Stelinski

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), the insect that vectors the pathogen that causes HLB, has become the center of Lukasz Stelinski’s research. Stelinski, an associate professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, will present results from ongoing research about managing citrus psyllids during the Citrus Expo … Read More

Citrus Expo Seminar Program Details Now Available

Growers seeking the latest information and research to help them succeed need look no further than the 2018 Citrus Expo seminar program. The theme of the program is “Planting Tomorrow’s Profits.” The two-day event takes place Aug. 15–16 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. This year’s educational program will feature three tracks for growers: 1.     A … Read More