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UFT UNIVERSITY of
UFFLORIDA
IFAS Extension

Lake County Extension
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, Florida 32778
(352) 343-4101
Fax: (352) 343-2767
Website: http://cfextension.ifas.ufl.edu
Email: raatwood@ufl.edu
Dear Extension Clientele:


I am writing you this letter to introduce myself as your new multi county extension agent
working in fresh fruit. I grew up in the central Florida area (Altamonte Springs) and attended
the University of Florida. Go Gators! It was at UF that I received an undergraduate degree in
business (1997) and a master's degree in Forestry (2000) specializing in genetic improvement. I
worked in tree improvement in Georgia and South Carolina for the MeadWestvaco
Corporation. My wife and I decided to move back to Florida to be closer to our families after
we had our two children, Lillian (age 2.5) and Elijah (age 1.5).

Upon moving back to Florida I was a scientific program manager for the citrus improvement
team at UF's Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. I also was the program
manager for the scientific research at Water Conserv II. It is through the Water Conserv II
program that I met John Jackson. When I heard that John was retiring I decided to pursue the
multi county agent position.

My family is excited about our move to Lake County where my office is located. I am looking
forward to working with this dynamic group. I realize these are challenging times for the citrus
business, but they are exciting times too! Canker and greening pose a real threat to the citrus
industry, but there have always been threats (CTV, blight, and diaprepes) and the industry has
persevered. IFAS is currently doing research to help Floridians determine solutions to these
problems, and I for one am glad to be a participant.

I look forward to meeting everyone as soon as possible. If there is anything that I can help you
with please don't hesitate to call. Again I look forward to working with all of you!


Sincerely,


Ryan Atwood
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services
only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M.
University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.








..UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

EXTENSION IFAS















October 2006

Observations on Citrus Disease Management in Brazil: Potential Opportunities for Florida Citrus
Growers-Oct. 31st
Weather Watch-Application Form
Pesticide CEU Day- Nov. 14th
Florida's Certified Pile Burner Program-Nov. 8th


There will be a meeting October 31st at the Lake County Extension Center in Tavares and will cover canker
and greening diseases. A group from UF/IFAS went to Brazil this summer to observe what is being
implemented there for the management of citrus in the presence of both canker and greening. We also will be
discussing compliance agreements for growers/caretakers, harvesters, processors, and packinghouses.
Canker/Greening CHRP training requirements will be reviewed and the class will count for 3 CEU's.
Registration is required, please fill out the form and send it in by October 28th.

There have been numerous questions concerning fruit picking. You should have received a compliance
agreement for 2006-07 from the Division of Plant Industries (DPI) this summer, if you have not received one
please contact DPI at 800-282-5153. If you are picking fresh fruit, you need to contact DPI for an inspection
and a permit. A canker inspection is required within 30 days of the start of fruit harvest. If canker is found in
your grove you can only sell the fruit within the state of Florida. If you do not have canker then fresh fruit can
be shipped out of the state. No fruit from Florida is allowed in any state that also produces citrus, for more
information on these rules visit http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/canker/index.html.

For those needing pesticide license CEU's a reminder that November 14th at the Mid Florida Research and
Education Center in Apopka there will be a CEU Day and Worker Protection Standards Train the Trainer
program. Offered will be two 2 hour sessions for a combined total of 4 available CEU's.


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and
institutions that function without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations U S
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
PROGRAM. AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING








Florida's certified burners program is being implemented at the request of citrus growers. In order to become
certified one must attend a Division of Forestry training session. The first of which will be offered in Bartow
on November 8, 2006. The advantages for the certified pile burner are outlined in a memo from Jim Brenner,
Division of Forestry. He states the following: The program will

1. Certify the person responsible for the bum; equipment operators may receive an abbreviated version of the
training. The certified pile burner will be required to sign off each morning at startup and each evening at shut down
that the bums piles are correctly located, content is correct, and that the piles are properly extinguished. This is the
only way the Pile Burners can operate, to require them to be on site for the entire bum would restrict them to one bum
site. They are accustomed to burning in many locations per day. There would not be any benefit to them to become
certified and consequently no benefit to the state. The burners that we have spoken with have indicated that their
equipment operators would not be able to handle the full program they have in mind for certification.

2. Allow certified pile burners to bum earlier in the day and later into the evening (1 hour after sunset). Allowances
will be given by DOF districts for certified pile burners to bum when non-certified will not be allowed to bum based
on fire load and Fire Readiness Level (FRL) and equipment availability.

3. Expedite the authorization process certification number will bring up account, but location of bum will still be
required (STR, Address, or Lat. & Lon.). The request to notify the fire departments etc will not solve the response
problem, the fire dept. will still respond regardless.

4. Issue multiple day authorizations in FRL 1 & 2.

5. Piles must be of size and material to bum in one bum period.

6. Require burner to have heavy equipment (based on new definitions) during marginal burns

7. Include the "gross" negligence language that is in the prescribed broadcast burners program

If you are interested in becoming a certified pile burner please plan to attend this initial training session. Your
feed back will be most helpful as the program evolves. The intent is to make the burning authorization process
as streamlined as possible and to reduce problems in the field such as out of control fires, smoke drift, and
facilitate the proper burning of piles. It is important to have a good turnout to demonstrate the need and desire
for this program.

Lake Soil and Water Conservation has started a new Mobile Irrigation Laboratory (MIL) service for
agricultural producers (field crops, groves, and nurseries). MIL work with owners and operators to develop
irrigation management plans helping to irrigate more efficiently by increasing uniformity and minimizing over-
watering. Information is collected thru on-site observations and measurements of the irrigation system. The
data is then analyzed to identify potential problems with the systems design, operation, and maintenance.
Recommendations for system improvement and an irrigation scheduling guide are provided to assist in proper
operation. This service assists growers in optimizing their irrigation systems, which is important for crop
production. Proper irrigation helps save money, conserve water, and protect water quality. If you are interested
in having the MIL come out to assist you please call 352-343-2481 ext. 6 to schedule your appointment.

New Tax Exemption for Agricultural Producers took effect on July 1st which exempts electricity used for
agriculture production from the states sales tax. The exemption requires that those requesting exemption
separately meter electricity used in agricultural production. If the electricity used for both tax-exempt and tax
purposes share a meter, than the entire amount will be subject to tax. To qualify for the exemption you must
furnish your utility provider with an exemption certificate. You can contact the Florida Department of Revenue
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and
institutions that function without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations U S
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
PROGRAM. AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING








for forms and other information about the exemptions at www.myflorida.com/dor or call the agency's taxpayer
services section at 800-352-3671.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering a new cost share initiative under
the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for windbreaks to assist with control of windborne
diseases. The NRCS will provide 75% cost share for windbreaks. The deadline for this program is Dec. 15th;
please contact your local NRCS office for more details. To learn more about potential windbreaks for citrus
check out UF/IFAS's new webpage http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/windbreaks/index.htm

Enclosed is a Weather Watch application for the 2006/2007 winter (also available on the web at
http://cfextension.ifas.ufl.edu). Once again Fred Crosby will be assisting us through another winter. Dr. Juanita
Popenoe and I (Ryan Atwood) will be the voices on the answering machine as we offer this program for those
that are interested in monitoring the cold weather during the winter months. John Jackson is also planning on
assisting us during freeze situations. We plan on starting mid-November and will be in operation until the early
or mid-April. If you would like more details, please contact our office.

For more information on any of these programs please contact our office at 352-343-4101, FAX to 352-343-
2767, or drop a note to 1951 Woodlea Rd. Tavares, FL 32778.






Sincerely,


Ryan Atwood
County Extension Agent Fruit Crop
October 2nd, 2006


Maggie Jarrell
Office Associate III
October 2nd, 2006


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and
institutions that function without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations U S
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
PROGRAM. AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING






Program Location


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Lake County
Extension
15I1 ioodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778
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The Lake County Extension office is located just north of the Florida Turnpike, between
1-75 and 1-4. From the Turnpike. take Exit #289, Leesburg North IUS27) to US 441.
From 1-75, take Exit #329 SR 44 East. Where US 27 and US 441 merge, take US 441
South to Tavares. As you enter Tavares, veer off to the right on Old 441. Turn right at
the first traffic light onto State Road 19, heading South. Turn right again at the third
traffic light at Woodlea Road. The Extension office is on the left. It is a cream-colored
one-story building.


The Institute of Food and Agncultural Science (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity
Institution authorized to provide research, educational formation and other services
only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, creed, color,
religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political
opinions or affiliations U S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE
EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A & M
UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM, AND BOARDS OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING


LAKE COUNTY
FLORIDA


UNIVERSITY of

U FAS Extesi
IFAS Extension


Observations on

Citrus Disease

Management in

Brazil

Potential

Opportunities for

Florida Citrus


October 31, 2006
9:00 AM -12:00 PM
An Extension Program at the

Lake County Agricultural Center
1951 Woodlea Road
Tavares, FL 32778

FREE Program, Registration
required
CEU's available







Observations on Citrus Disease Management in

Brazil

Potential Opportunities for Florida Citrus Growers


October 31, 2006
Lake County Agricultural Center
1951 Woodlea Road



Program:


8:30-9:00 AM

9:00-9:20 AM

9:20-9:40 AM

9:40-10:00 AM

10:00-10:20 AM

10:20-10:40 AM

10:40-11:00 AM
(Dr. Steve Futch)

11:00-11:30 AM
(Mark Estes)

11:30 AM-Noon
Chamberlain)


Registration

Citrus Canker Management (Chris Oswalt)

Citrus Greening Management (Dr. Chung)

Scouting Programs for the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Gary England)

Overview of Asian Citrus Psyllid Control (Dr. Michael Rogers)

Break

Other Citrus Diseases of Importance in Brazil and Their Management



Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP) Compliance Agreements



Canker and Greening Training as Required Under CHRP (Holly


Registration Deadline October 28, 2006

FREE!
Registration Required. Mail or Fax this form.
Please print clearly!

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Phone:( )
Mailing Address:


County (required)


Names of those attending


Lake County Extension Office
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778-4204
Phone: 352- 343-4101
Fax: 352-343-2767


Participants requiring special accommodations
contact Maggie Jarrell by October 27, 2006






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CEU DAY


Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Your day for CEU and Worker
Protection Standards Training needs.


at the Mid-Florida Research & Education Center-Apopka, Florida


8:30 9:20 A Visit to the Chinch Bug Country Club Con-
trolling Chinch Bug Resistance
Dr. Barry Troutman, ValleyCrest Companies


9:20 10:10


No! Not Another One! New Pests on the Horizon
Dr Catharine Mannion, University of Florida Extension


2 CEUs in:
* Ornamental & Turf
* Private Ag Applicator
* Right-of-Way
* Demonstration and Re-
search
* Limited L&O
* Limited Landscape Maint.
Commercial Lawn &
Ornamental


10:10 10:30


10:30 11:20 Surfactants, Herbicide Adjuvants and Applica-
tion Techniques
Dr Jason Ferrell, University of Florida Extension

11:20- 12:10 Herbicides Modes of Action
Dr Bob Stamps, University of Florida Extension


2 CEUs in General Standards/
Core


LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)


1:00 3:00 Team Solutions to Common Structural Pest
Problems
Bob Kessler, Bullseye Environmental


1:00-3:00 Worker Protection Standards/ Train the
Trainer Train The Trainer


2 CEUs in:
* Limited Structural
* Commercial General
Household Pests

No CEUs Available


4a-English
Celeste White
University of Florida Extension

4b-Spanish
Cesar Asuaje
University of Florida Extension
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CEU DAY REGISTRATION FORM CEU DAY
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
NAME $20.00 a session (per person and non-refundable)
Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2006
COMPANY Please detach and mail completed form with
Checks payable to: "Orange County Extension Fund"
ADDRESS Mail to:
CEUDAY/Celeste White
CITY ZIP Orange County Extension
2350 East Michigan Street
PHONE ( )_FAX( ) Orlando, FL 32806
Individuals needing special accommodations to participate in pro-
COUNTY gram should contact Celeste White (5) working days before
Indicate which sessions) program.


you wish to attend:


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Fax or Email confirmation U FAX


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Amount enclosed:


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WEATHER WATCH


2006










Grower


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(company/individual)

Send information to


Complete Address


Phone number ( )
FAX number (
Nextel/Sprint number*
Email address


* for those with this service we will have an alert

I would like to subscribe to the Central Florida Weather
Watch service and understand that I am NOT to release the unlisted
telephone number to anyone.


(signed)


(date)


Enclosed is my check in the amount of $100 made payable to:

Weather Watch
1951 Woodlea Road
Tavares, FL 32778

The unlisted number will be sent prior to commencement of the
service. We will begin November 6, 2006, and run until the threat
of cold has passed (generally early to mid April).









Florida's Certified Pile Burner Program Registration


For many years there has been a program administered by the Florida Division of
Forestry for prescribed bums. This management tool is used by land managers to reduce
combustible material, improve grazing land, reduce the risk of serious fire damage, and
most likely others. Pile burners did not have a program in place. The advantages of the
certification program are many, basically a burner that has completed the program is
given an opportunity to burn during specific conditions when others can not. A certified
burner has liability protection as long as there is not "gross negligence.

At the request of citrus growers, the Division of Forestry is implementing a certification
program for pile burners. In order to become certified one must attend a training session.
The first of which will be offered in Bartow on November 8, 2006. It is important to
have a good turnout to demonstrate the need and desire for this program.

If you are interested in becoming a certified pile burner please plan to attend this initial
training session. Your feed back will be most helpful as the program evolves. The intent
is make the burning authorization process as streamlined as possible, reduce problems in
the field such as out of control fires and smoke drift, and facilitate the proper burning of
piles.


To register please contact the Lake County Extension office; Ryan Atwood or Maggie
Jarrell. Phone 352/343-4101, FAX 352/343-2767, email raatwood@ufl.edu or
miarrell@ufl.edu or 1951 Woodlea Rd, Tavares, FL 32778.




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