VOL. 7 JANUARY No. 1
NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING
February 2, 1908
Official notice is hereby given to the stockholders of the Florida Citrus Production
Credit Association that the annual meeting of the stockholders of the association will
be held in the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce Auditorium, Orlando, Florida, on
Thursday, February 12, 1948, beginning at 10:30 a. m.
There will be discussions of interest to each stockholder, and we urge you to attend this
important business meeting of your association.
A. H. Whitmore
The Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce Building is located at 113 East Central Avenue,
in Orlando, Florida, and there is an elevator for your convenience in going up to the
auditorium on the second floor where your annual meeting is to be held.
Following the usual practice of the association, the afternoon
program will be devoted to bringing to members and friends of the associa-
tion information we feel will be very valuable. We will invite an open
discussion on the following problemi-
A O4-acre mixed citrus grove, located on Norfolk sand in the in-
terior section of the State of Florida has been selected. The trees were set
in 1916 at distances of 25 by 25 feet. The air drainage is fair. Irriga-
tion has not been practiced. Native grasses have been allowed to grow as
Disking and harrowing have been the general practice. Last year
it was disked twice and harrowed once. Chopping is usually done once each
Pruning costs have averaged $18.75 per acre per year, with recent
seasons averaging highest.
Tree Count and Acreage
Variety Trees Acres
Pineapple 400 $.9
Valencia 1,036 15.2
Duncan Grapefruit 848 12.h
Marsh Seedless 32 .$
Tangerines 12 6.0
Total 2,728 40.0
Estimates of yield and prices for the current crop indicate 340
boxes per acre at 42 cents, or $li2.50 per acre. This income is less than
expenses for the 1946-47 season, or a loss of $56.h8 per acre or 17 cents
per box. This income, however, is to be used in producing the current crop
and carrying a debt of $300.00 per acre payable in 10 years at 4 percent interest.
The problem is to complete the year's production without financial
loss and at the same time maintain the trees in healthy productive condition.
This problem will be presented by Mr. Zach Savage, Associate Exten-
sion Economist, University of Florida, with data (which will be handed to you
at the meting), showing past production of this grove, type of fertilizer
used since te year 1936-37, the analysis of the fertilizer used in the fall
of 1947-L8, along with the spray program that has been followed in these
years, plus the cost and returns per acre and per box by seasons September
through August 1936-47.
Director H. G. Clayton will
lead the discussion of the
problem as presented on Page 2.
Mr. Clayton is Director of
Agricultural Extension for the
State of Florida, at the Uni-
versity. He is well-known to
most of you. His wide exper-
ience in Florida agriculture
makes him a very valuable man
to direct the panel discussion.
Director H. G. Clayton
Dr. Camp is Vice Director of the Florida
Citrus Experiment Station at Lake Alfred.
Through his direction and leadership, this
station has produced much valuable infor-
mation, and has been a great factor in the
success of the citrus production of our
Dr. Camp will discuss the fertilizer
program in the problem which is being
presented as outlined on page 2.
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Dr. Thompson is associated
with Dr. Camp at the Citrus
Experiment Station, Lake
Dr. Thompson is known to
S most of you for his untiring
effort and study of the
citrus insecticide program
necessary to our groves.
Dr. Thompson will discuss
insecticides, in the problem
Which we are presenting.
Dr. W. L.
Dr. A. F. Camp
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Howard A. Thullbery, Manager
of Caretaking Department of
the Haines City Citrus Growers
Association, President of the
Florida Citrus Caretakers
Association, with many years
of background and experience
in the care and operation of
citrus groves, will handle the
labor discussion in the presen-
tation of this problem.
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FLORIDA CITRUS PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION
P. 0. Box 2111
Sec. 562, PL&R
PROGRAM FOR ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD THURSDAY,
The meeting will be called to order at 10:30 a. m. Senator J. J. Parrish,
Song E. J. Mileham Invocation
Reading of the minutes of annual meeting held February 4, 1947.
Introduction of special guests and friends of the association.
Report by the Secretary-Treasurer on the condition of the association,
reviewed by charts showing comparison of the year's activities with past
Report of executive committee for the year of 1947.
Report from the nominating committee and election of directors.
L UN C HE O N
See Pages and three for Aftenoon Program
See Pages two and three for Afternoon Program