Speaker Spotlight: Nick Dufault

Florida watermelon growers continue to struggle with fusarium wilt. Nick Dufault, plant pathologist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will be discussing this disease during his seminar presentation at the Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. Fusarium wilt is a soilborne fungal disease that can affect watermelon plants at any point from seed to harvest. … Read More

Support the Future of Agriculture at Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo!

The popular backyard pull-behind smoker returns to the Expo for this year’s FFA fundraiser with a new twist. The winner of this Ultimate Backyard BBQ Bundle will not only win the state-of-the-art smoker, but will also receive a cooler filled with everything you’ll need for a perfect backyard BBQ with family and friends. Don’t forget to purchase your FFA raffle … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Hugh Smith

Whiteflies and diamondback moths have grown to be a big issue for South Florida vegetable growers. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are studying how resistant these pests have become to commonly used insecticides. Hugh Smith, entomologist at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, will be sharing some results that have … Read More

Vegetable and Specialty Crop Seminars Cover Big Issues

Last year, AgNet Media incorporated vegetable and specialty crop (VSC) seminars into the 28-year-old Citrus Expo. The change was met with positive feedback from both growers and industry members. Therefore, AgNet Media decided to expand that side of the program and debut the Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) this year, being held in conjunction with Citrus Expo. The … Read More

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