Speaker Spotlight: Fred Gmitter

Fred Gmitter.

Fred Gmitter, professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida (UF), is set to speak on Wednesday, August 16, at Citrus Expo.

His talk will be a general overview of what growers should be planting today. Gmitter said he plans on discussing new varieties from UF’s citrus breeding program, including characteristics to help growers decide if these plants would be best for them to grow.

He said he plans on adding a philosophical aspect to his talk because of the large risk that comes with growing new varieties versus growing a variety that has characteristics which are already known.

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

As growers pre-register online, they are encouraged to participate in a very short, anonymous survey on bactericide use. Take the survey here. Conducted by AgNet Media in cooperation with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, the 2017 survey will build on knowledge gathered from the 2016 survey. Results of the survey will be presented during the Citrus Expo seminar program.

Complete details on the seminar schedule will be available soon. To learn more about Citrus Expo, or to register, visit CitrusExpo.net.

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