Seminar schedule times are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

  • Connector.

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

    Welcome, announcements and introduction

  • Connector.

    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)

  • Connector.

    10:10 - Kim Bowman, USDA/ARS

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

  • Connector.

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

    Citrus undercover production systems (CUPS): research update

  • Connector.

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

    Production practices and HLB: impacts on fruit marketability

  • Connector.

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

    Session wrap-up

  • Connector.

    11:45 - Lunch

    Served in the trade show

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

  • Connector.

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

    Opening announcements

  • Connector.

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

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

  • Connector.

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

    Importance of controlling psyllids in HLB-affected groves

  • Connector.

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

    Approaches to managing psyllids and reducing costs

  • Connector.

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

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

  • Connector.

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

    Update on managing citrus blackspot, canker and postbloom fruit drop

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

  • Connector.

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

    Welcome, announcements and introductions

  • Connector.

    9:40 - Aaron Himrod, Himrod Citrus Nursery

    Florida citrus nursery update

  • Connector.

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

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

  • Connector.

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

    Citrus root health management

  • Connector.

    10:45 - Stephanie Slinski, CRDF

    CRDF bactericide field trial update

  • Connector.

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

    Cost of production and the impact of bactericides

  • Connector.

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

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

  • Connector.

    11:45 - Grower Panel Discussion

    A closer look at some potential grower success stories

  • Connector.

    12:15 - Gary Cooper, AgNet Media

    Concluding comments

  • Connector.

    12:20 - Lunch

    Served in the trade show

 

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