Five Reasons to Attend Citrus Expo 2018

Citrus Expo continues to be the premier citrus event in Florida. While there is a wealth of reasons to attend the 2018 event, here are a few that may catch your eye. The Most Comprehensive Educational Program Yet Citrus Expo prides itself on bringing the latest research to growers. With the addition of vegetable and specialty crop growers to the … Read More

Vegetable and Specialty Crop Seminars Pack a Punch

The 27th year of Citrus Expo is expected to be the biggest year yet with an added vegetable and specialty crop educational program. AgNet Media has always relied on University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professionals to help create an informative program for growers. This year, Gene McAvoy, a regional vegetable Extension agent, led the efforts in … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Sarah Strauss

Microbial communities are at the center of Sarah Strauss’ presentations during the Citrus Expo educational program. Strauss, an assistant professor of soil microbiology at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, will speak in both the citrus and in the vegetable and specialty crop sessions at Citrus Expo. Citrus Seminar – An Update on Research During Strauss’ citrus presentation, she … Read More

What’s New at Citrus Expo?

Thanks to new additions to the seminar program and the trade show floor, 2018 is poised to be the biggest year yet for Citrus Expo. Josh McGill, Citrus Expo show director, is excited to invite vegetable and specialty crop growers to join the mix of attendees this year. Vegetable and specialty crop sessions have been added to the educational program. … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski

Growers are constantly striving to find ways to control Asian citrus psyllids in their groves. During the 2018 Citrus Expo educational program, Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, associate professor of entomology at the University of Florida, will discuss research trials her lab has been conducting for years. According to Pelz-Stelinski, her lab does a lot of work on bactericides and their efficacy in … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Phil Stansly

Phil Stansly, a professor of entomology with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, works on several different crops. That makes him a perfect fit for both the citrus session and the vegetable and specialty crop session. Citrus Seminar – A Focus on Asian Citrus Psyllids Stansly says that he has … Read More

Miss Florida Citrus Excited About Citrus Expo

The 2018 Miss Florida Citrus, Megan Price, is excited to attend Citrus Expo in August. Price, who was crowned Miss Florida Citrus in March, is proud to have grown up in LaBelle surrounded by citrus and other agricultural commodities. She views her Miss Florida Citrus title as an opportunity to give back to her community and to the citrus industry. … Read More

Citrus Expo Announces Exciting New Expansion

Recognized as one of the biggest agricultural trade show and seminar events in Florida, Citrus Expo is about to get even bigger. For the first time in the event’s 27-year history, vegetable and specialty crop growers are invited to attend. Citrus Expo takes place Aug. 15–16 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Growers can pre-register for … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Christopher Vincent

Managing the Asian citrus psyllid that spreads citrus greening disease has become a crucial but difficult task. In the 2018 Citrus Expo seminar program, Christopher Vincent, an assistant professor with the University of Florida (UF), will present his latest research on psyllid management in Florida groves. Vincent has been studying the use of kaolin clays, as they are currently marketed … Read More

Help Fund the Future of Ag at Citrus Expo

For nine years and counting, Citrus Expo has partnered with Florida FFA. Citrus Expo takes pride in providing a leadership opportunity for FFA officers to be able to network and connect with industry professionals. At Citrus Expo, FFA officers get a firsthand look at how different sectors of the agriculture industry come together. The FFA was founded by young farmers … Read More