2022 Seminar Program

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Seminar schedule times are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Registration at Trade Show Entrance

Don't wait in line, pre-register today!

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

Sausage and biscuits

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

Visit exhibitor booths!

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Networking Reception

Hit the tradeshow floor and grab a cocktail!

morning Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.)

General Session

  • 9:00 - Welcome, announcements and introduction

    Robin Loftin & Frank Giles, AgNet Media

  • 9:15 -Citrus Box Tax Rate Recommendation Explained

    Rick Dantzler, Citrus Research and Development Foundation

  • 9:30 - The Supply Chain Strain: Challenges Today and in the Future

    Alix Miller, Florida Trucking Association

  • 10:00 - The Politics of Water and New Regulatory Developments

    Ernie Barnett, Florida Land Council

  • 10:30 - Sourcing Dollars From Aid, Grant and Disaster Programs

    Kimberly and David Lott, Crop Disaster Relief Recovery

  • 11:00 - Bamboo: An Affordable Alternative Drop-In Crop for Citrus While HLB Solutions Are Developed

    Phillip Rucks, Florida Grown Specialties

  • 11:30 - Potential for Payments of Ecosystem Services on Your Farm

    Sanjay Shukla, UF/IFAS

12:10 - Lunch

John Deere gun safe drawing (courtesy of Everglades Equipment Group) for pre-registered growers during lunch.

Afternoon Session (1:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.)

Citrus Seminars

Whaley Hall
TBD CEUs

  • 1:50 - Opening announcements

    Ray Royce, Highlands County Citrus Growers Association

  • 2:00 - Welcome

    Michael Rogers, UF/IFAS

  • 2:05 - UF/IFAS Citrus Update

    Scott Angle, UF/IFAS

  • 2:20 - Getting the Most Bang Out of Insecticides and Natural Enemies for Asian Citrus Psyllid Management Under Endemic Greening

    Lukasz Stelinski, UF/IFAS

  • 2:45 - Incorporating Newer Pest Challenges Into a Multi-Pest Management Approach to Citrus

    Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS

  • 3:10 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly -- How Different Planting Techniques Hold Up to HLB and Other Diseases

    Megan Dewdney, UF/IFAS

  • 3:35 - The Root Cause of HLB Initiation and Progression and Its Implications in Disease Management

    Nian Wang, UF/IFAS

  • 4:00 - Stop Weeds Before They Start — Pointers for Enhancing Pre-emergence Herbicide Performance in Citrus

    Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS

  • 4:25 - Working to Provide Sustainable Yields of Higher Quality Fruit — New Scion and Rootstock Selections in the Citrus Research and Education Center Breeding Pipeline

    Jude Grosser, UF/IFAS

4:50 - Visit the Trade Show and Grab a Cocktail at the Networking Reception!

Vegetable and Specialty Crop Seminars

Davidson Hall
TBD CEUs/CCAs

  • 1:50 - Opening announcements

    Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS

  • 2:00 - Welcome from the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

    Michael Burton, UF/IFAS

  • 2:05 - Florida Tomato Industry Update

    Xiuri Cui, Zhengfei Guan and Kim Morgan, UF/IFAS

  • 2:25 -New Viruses in Watermelon

    Pam Roberts, UF/IFAS

  • 2:45 - Pre-Emergent Herbicide Programs in Vegetables

    Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS

  • 3:05 - Chemical Control of Whiteflies

    Jawwad Qureshi, UF/IFAS

  • 3:35 - Tomato Target Spot Management Update

    Gary Vallad, UF/IFAS

3:55 - Visit the Trade Show and Grab a Cocktail at the Networking Reception!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Registration at Trade Show Entrance

Don't wait in line, pre-register today!

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

Sausage and biscuits

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

Visit exhibitor booths!

Morning Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Citrus Seminars

Whaley Hall
TBD CEUs

  • 8:50 - Welcome, introductions and opening announcements

    Ray Royce, Highlands County Citrus Growers Association

  • 9:05 - BMP Regulations in Florida

    TBD, FDACS

  • 9:30 - Fertilizer Options and Alternatives for Improving Nutrient Uptake and Fruit Yield in Citrus Trees

    Davie Kadyampakeni, UF/IFAS

  • 9:55 - Water Management Technologies for Citrus Production

    Sandra Guzman, UF/IFAS

  • 10:20 - Cover Crops in Citrus Production: Grower Costs, Benefits and Willingness to Pay

    Tara Wade, UF/IFAS

  • 10:45- Combining IPCs and Brassinosteroids to Prolong Health in Young Citrus Trees: Updates and Future Research

    Fernando Alferez, UF/IFAS

  • 11:10 - PGRs Toolkit to Improve Canopy and Productivity of HLB-Affected Trees

    Tripti Vashisth, UF/IFAS

  • 11:35 - Double or Nothing: Shading Can Increase Yield and Growth and Reduce HLB Pressure

    Christopher Vincent, UF/IFAS

12:00 - Lunch

Vegetable and Specialty Crop Seminars

Davidson Hall
TBD CEUs/CCAs

  • 8:50 - Welcome, introductions and opening announcements

    Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS

  • 9:05 - UF/IFAS Vegetable Update

    Scott Angle, UF/IFAS

  • 9:20 - Phosphorous BMP Research Update

    Sanjay Shukla, UF/IFAS

  • 9:40 - Olives - A Viable Alternative Option

    Dana Vernick, Quality Green Specialists

  • 10:00 -Passion Fruit Production in Florida

    Jonathan Crane, UF/IFAS

  • 10:20 - Turmeric and Ginger: Alternative Crop Options

    Nathalia Tello, UF/IFAS

  • 10:40 - The Potential of Artichoke as a New Winter Crop in Florida

    Shinsuke Agehara, UF/IFAS

  • 11:00 - Indigo: A Potential New Crop for South Florida

    Terry Molnar

  • 11:20 - Development of Smart Spray Technology for Weed Control in Vegetable Row Middles

    Nathan Boyd, UF/IFAS

  • 11:40 - Management of Diamondback Moth

    Hugh Smith, UF/IFAS

  • 12:00 - Results of Nematode Survey in Florida, With a Focus on Guava Root-Knot

    Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS

12:20 - Lunch

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Thank You to Our Seminar Planning Committee!

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