Slinski Emphasizes Importance of 2017 Bactericide Survey for Growers

Stephanie Slinski

Stephanie Slinski, project manager for the bactericide projects at the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, says it is vital for growers to take the 2017 survey on bactericide use in the state of Florida.

Three commercial bactericide products containing the two active ingredients, streptomycin and oxytetracycline, are available for use. Growers are implementing season-long plans for application of these materials to suppress HLB. A range of options exist for use of these products during the production season, and growers are attempting to integrate the use of these materials into their production and pest management plans and budgets.

“This (survey) information is very important for the renewal of Section 18 for 2018,” Slinski says.

Growers can take the survey when they register online for Citrus Expo. Or they can find the survey here.

Pre-registration for Citrus Expo is now open! All pre-registered growers will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a John Deere gun safe courtesy of Everglades Equipment Group.

Survey results will be presented during the Citrus Expo seminar program at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers on August 16–17. Complete details on the seminar schedule will be available soon.

To learn more about Citrus Expo, or to register, visit

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