Seminar schedule times are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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    7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast in Trade Show Hall

    Sausage and biscuits.

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    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Trade Show Open

    Visit exhibitor booths!

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    9:00 a.m. - Bayer CropScience and CRDF Press Conference

    Located in Davidson House (next to the seminar hall)

Morning Session (9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
2 CEU (Ag Tree Crop)
2 CCA (Crop Management)

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    9:30 - Gary Cooper, AgNet Media, Inc.

    Welcome, announcements and introduction

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    9:40 - Fred Gmitter, UF/IFAS/Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)

    What to plant now: new varieties from University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)

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    10:10 - Kim Bowman, USDA/ARS

    What to plant now: new varieties from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS)

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    10:40 - Arnold Schumann, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Citrus undercover production systems (CUPS): research update

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    11:10 - Mark Ritenour, UF/IFAS/Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC)

    Production practices and HLB: impacts on fruit marketability

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    11:40 - Michael Rogers, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Session wrap-up

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    11:45 - Lunch

    Surf and turf will be served in the trade show. John Deere gun safe drawing (donated by Everglades Equipment Group) for pre-registered growers during lunch.

Afternoon Session (2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
2 CEU (Private)
2.5 CCA (Pest management)

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    2:00 - Gary Cooper, AgNet Media, Inc.

    Opening announcements

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    2:05 - Travis Chapin, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Food Safety Modernization Act forecast: expectations for the first season under the produce safety rule

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    2:35 - Phil Stansly, UF/IFAS/Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)

    Importance of controlling psyllids in HLB-affected groves

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    3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Citrus Expo Happy Hour

    On the trade show floor

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    3:05 - Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS/IRREC

    Approaches to managing psyllids and reducing costs

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    3:35 - Lukasz Stelinski, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Current status and strategies for mitigating insecticide resistance in Asian citrus psyllid populations

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    4:05 - Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Update on managing citrus blackspot, canker and postbloom fruit drop

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    4:45 p.m. - Florida FFA Fundraiser Raffle, Drawing by U.S. Secretary of Agriulture Sonny Perdue

    On the trade show floor

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Connector.

    7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast in the Trade Show Hall

    Sausage and biscuits.

  • Connector.

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Trade Show Open

    Visit exhibitor booths!

Morning Session (9:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)
2 CEU (Regulatory)
1 cca (crop management)
1 cca (pest management)

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    9:30 - Gary Cooper, AgNet Media, Inc.

    Welcome, announcements and introductions

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    9:40 - Aaron Himrod, Himrod Citrus Nursery

    Florida citrus nursery update

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    9:55 - Ute Albrecht, UF/IFAS/SWFREC

    Establishing new trees: possible impacts of rootstock propagation method on young tree growth

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    10:20 - Evan Johnson, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Citrus root health management

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    10:45 - Stephanie Slinski, CRDF

    CRDF bactericide field trial update

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    11:00 - Ariel Singerman, UF/IFAS/CREC

    Cost of production and the impact of bactericides

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    11:25 - Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS/CREC

    A closer look at some potential grower success stories: research perspective

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    11:45 - Grower Panel Discussion

    A closer look at some potential grower success stories

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    12:15 - Gary Cooper, AgNet Media

    Concluding comments

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    12:20 - Lunch

    Beef and noodles will be served in the trade show. Citrus painting (donated by Kelvin Hair) drawing during lunch.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Citrus Expo℠!