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

Citrus Expo to Host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Citrus Expo is proud to announce that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be attending the first day of the show on Wednesday, August 16, with U.S. Representative Tom Rooney. Perdue and Rooney are looking forward to walking the tradeshow floor and viewing the top-of-the-line products and services the Citrus Expo exhibitors have to offer. While on the trade … Read More

Browning Encourages Grower Participation in Bactericide Survey

The Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) encourages growers to register for the 2017 Citrus Expo, which is quickly approaching. Harold Browning, chief operations officer for the CRDF, says he is looking forward to seeing everyone at the Expo in August. He reminds growers registering for Citrus Expo to take the bactericide survey. A link to the survey is available … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Arnold Schumann

During the 2017 Citrus Expo seminar series, research and important information pertaining to growers and the citrus industry will be presented. One of the speakers will be University of Florida professor Arnold Schumann. Schumann says getting started with the citrus under protective screen (CUPS) system was not necessarily easy to do when most HLB research at the time focused on … Read More

Royce Emphasizes Importance of Grower Participation in Bactericide Survey

Citrus Expo is proud to partner with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) to conduct the 2017 bactericide survey. Executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association, Ray Royce, urges all Florida growers to take the bactericide survey whether they use bactericides or not. Grower participation in the survey is vital for the results to be useful. The … Read More