Speaker Spotlight: Ozgur Batuman

Florida’s tomato growers seeking the latest information on tomato viruses will not want to miss this year’s Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) seminar program. Ozgur Batuman, an assistant professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, will be speaking about tomato brown rugose fruit virus. This newly reported virus shares similarities … Read More

Citrus, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Industries Collide at the General Session

AgNet Media Inc. is excited to bring the citrus, vegetable and specialty crop industries together for our second annual general session. We invite all growers to attend the general session, where we will kick off the start of the Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. Topics of broad interest, impacting all types of growers, will be addressed during … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Fernando Alferez

Growers are constantly striving to find ways to manage Asian citrus psyllids in their groves. During the 2019 Citrus Expo seminar program, growers will have the opportunity to learn about methods researchers are using to prevent the spread of HLB. Fernando Alferez, assistant professor and citrus horticulturist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Arnold Schumann

Growers will have the opportunity to learn about the latest, cutting-edge research in the citrus industry at the Citrus Expo seminars in August. Arnold Schumann, professor and researcher at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will present data collected over the last five years of research on the citrus under protective screens (CUPS) system. Schumann … Read More

Growers Can Get Their Hands Dirty at Citrus Expo

Citrus growers will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops and learning experiences at the 2019 Citrus Expo. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host the workshops at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 15, the second day of Citrus Expo. The event takes place in the Davidson House at the Lee Civic Center in … Read More

PRVCGA Looking Forward to Citrus Expo

The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association (PRCVGA) has focused on rebranding itself over the last few months and is looking forward to sharing its mission with growers at the 2019 Citrus Expo. Kait Shaw, executive director of PRVCGA, is excited to attend her very first Citrus Expo. Although this will be Shaw’s first Citrus Expo, PRCVGA’s directors have been … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Ute Albrecht

During the 2019 Citrus Expo seminar program, growers can expect to gain a wealth of knowledge and insight into the latest cutting-edge research pertaining to the citrus industry. Ute Albrecht, an assistant professor of plant physiology at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, will be presenting results from large-scale field evaluations of several rootstock cultivars. This research trial, funded … Read More

Meet Holly Bell at Citrus Expo

Ever since Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried appointed Holly Bell in February as the first director of cannabis for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, people have been curious about Bell’s background. Raised on an Indiana farm, Bell has been working in the cannabis industry for a number of years. She received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics … Read More

Citrus Expo: A Valuable Event for the Industry

Citrus Expo has proven to be a valuable event for growers and industry alike for 27 years and counting. Steve Smith, executive vice president of Gulf Citrus Growers Association is looking forward to seeing his members at the 2019 Citrus Expo. Smith believes that Citrus Expo serves as a beneficial event for Southwest Florida citrus growers. “The seminar sessions are … Read More

Introducing the New Florida FFA Officer Volunteers

For the past decade, Citrus Expo has partnered with Florida FFA. Citrus Expo, held in conjunction with the Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) this year, takes pride in providing a leadership opportunity for FFA officers to be able to network and connect with industry professionals. During the event, FFA officers get a firsthand look at how different sectors … Read More