The Mission of UF/IFAS is to develop
knowledge in agricultural, human and
natural resources and to make that
knowledge accessible to sustain and
enhance the quality of human life.
Summer 2009 UF
July, August, and
Lake County Extension
Well 2009 is shaping up to be a very interesting year. First we had two hard freezes, then a prolonged drought
followed by 20+ inches of rain in two and half week period. Now that we are headed into the heart of hurri-
cane season, lets hope that the weather treats us all a little better. It seems fruit prices have been creeping up a
little of late as well, which is vital in our efforts to manage pest and diseases in Florida citrus production. I
encourage you to keep up a good fertilization program to promote tree health and to maximize your fruit pro-
duction. Your grove is an investment and you want to make sure to keep trees healthy so that you have plenty
of fruit when prices come back up. I encourage you to make sure you are taking and sending in leaf tissue
samples for analysis so that you know what types and how much nutrients that your trees require.
Don't forget summer is a great time to relax and go to the beach with your family!
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Larry R.
Arrington, Director, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, publishes this information to further the purpose of the May 8
and June 30, 1914 Acts of Congress; and is authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and insti-
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tional origin, political opinions, or affiliations. Single copies of extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to
Florida residents from county extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communication Services, University of
Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.
Interesting early results from greening related research projects.
I am always trying to write something I feel is of value to growers to help them with current problems. Of
course greening and controlling its vector the Asian citrus psyllid has been the number one issue on most peo-
ples minds. As we learn more and more, thoughts and ideas begin to clarify or take on more relevance. Two
research projects that I have found interesting of late are based on nutrition and production systems. The first
is Dr. Bob Rouse's experiment looking at the components of what has been referred to as the "Boyd program".
Maury Boyd has been using a cocktail of nutritional and systemic acquired resistance products (SAR) on one
of McKinnon Corporation's groves in Felda for the past 4 years. Many people have visited the grove, our ex-
tension program has been twice and I have gone an additional two times. The infected trees seem to be pro-
ductive even though they have had the disease for sometime. Will the grove eventually quit producing fruit
and crash? Most likely, but no one knows for sure. However, so far the observations have been positive. One
of the major issues of implementing the "Boyd program" has been the cost of materials.
Dr. Rouse recently presented some of his early observation from an experiment based on the Boyd pro-
gram. I personally have had the opportunity to view the progress of the trees in these experiments (in the field)
and the results look promising. Below is a picture of two trees that were confirmed positive for greening via
PCR and are located in Dr. Rouse's trial (all
..r.. trees in the study are greening positive). The
top pictures of trees 6-25 and 6-26 were
take, n in December 2007 the bottom pictures
are of the same trees taken in December
2008. All of the trees receive "typical" citrus
Production fertilization and irrigation. How-
i H oe.ul info ationgl e :e:-u t' e i e 6-25 w as supplem ented w ith the com -
Sponents of the "Boyd program" while the 6-
2_ received just the standard irrigation and
h. cl:eurnr b s th u t'etilizer. Tree 6-26 looks as we expect a
g rleening infected tree to look, while 6-25 has
flushed with new leaves and even has set
fruit this past season 2009. Dr. Rouse has
seen this type of response in multiple trees as
the treatment has been replicated. Dr. Rouse
is collecting data on number of flush, length
of" flush, number of set fruit, etc. as part of
this trial. Those data are not yet available; but I think so
far it passes the "eye test", that is something seems to be
working. Hopefully, information gleaned through this
trial will help eliminate some of the products and lessen
the cost. Will nutrition be the ultimate answer to green-
ing? Probably not, but if we can at least keep the trees
productive for a longer period of time, we in the citrus in- W
dustry allow ourselves more time for permanent solutions
to be developed. It should be noted that a major compo-
nent of the "Boyd program" is intensive psyllid control.
Researchers feel that psyllid control is important to lessen
the effects of greening even when using the "Boyd pro- .
gram" this theory currently being tested by Drs. Rouse and Stansly in the Immokalee area.
Another set of early results that I have found interesting comes from Drs. Schumann, Morgan and Sy-
vertsen's work on the Advanced Citrus Production Systems (ACPS). Recently, a website was added to de-
scribe the purpose and scope of this work it can be found at Pulse drip fertigation Ridge
http://22.214.171.124/ACPS/Index.html or by looking under Aer 9 moh In o ar ,tPSee r,,at.~ -id
the research section of the CREC's homepage. The objective A"'""ga '""'c""p~""r r
of ACPS is "Intensively managed citrus production systems for ,' rS
early high yields and vegetative flush control in the presence of ,
greening and canker diseases". The ACPS takes advantage of
new technologies to control irrigation and fertilization in a
more precise manner. These techniques have been used suc-
cessively in other parts of the world but have yet to be proven
in Florida climatic conditions.
Water applied to mature trees -Ridge Early results
Convenional ET-based MS (100%) ing for in-
creasing production per acre. I personally feel this will be
necessary for future citrus production due to the increased
Cost of production in the face of current and future disease
Sand pest pressures. The greatest gains in yield and quality
were achieved with the pulsed drip system. An additional
Senso-based MS (40%) added benefit of this system was a water savings of 71%. As
f/ Sensor-baseddrip (29%) you are aware water use in Florida is increasing with an in-
crease in the state's population. Technology that produces
more fruit, with better quality, while using less water seems
u.t. ; .. like a winner (see graphs -Mg ha is approximately equiva-
lent to box/acre i.e. 50 Mg/ha = 500 boxes/acre). Another
result was the more efficient use of fertilizer for growing young trees. The ACPS system used 13% than that
of the conventional method used by the owner of the grove when comparing ACPS to historical program.
With fertilizer prices having risen over the past two years, this represents significant cost savings. I encourage
you to look at the ACPS website for more information.
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Leaf and soil sampling for increasing tree health and profits
This past year saw dramatic increases in fertilizer prices. Fertilizer represents a large percent-
age of a citrus production budget. One of the best practices that you can implement to maximize
productivity and minimize expenses is taking a leaf tissue sample. I am surprised by the number
of growers that I meet that do not take leaf samples annually. Tissue analysis are very inexpen-
sive and can lead to a more effective fertilization program which can save you money.
Leaf tissue samples provide information about citrus nutrition, it is particularly effective for 1)
macronutrients, primarily nitrogen (N) and potassium (K), that readily move with soil water, and
2) the micronutrients copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), and iron (Fe). Leaf tissue sam-
pling should be done yearly so that you can monitor the changes in nutritional status over a pe-
riod of several years.
Table 4.2. GuJidles for LDrerprftidon orange cre leafanialys based on 4 t 6-moudnbc d sprmg Aush lees from The tables in
non-fraltlng nig (Koo et aL, 19 ). this article are
Element Unic of meamni Decient Low Optim HM0i Exces
N 96 < 22 2.2-2.4 2.5-2.7 2.8 3.0 > 3.0
P %9 <00 0.09-0.11 0.12-0.16 0.17-030 > 0.30
K 9 < 0.7 0.7 1.1 12 17 1.8 -2A > 2.4
S96 <1.5 1.5- 29 0 4.9 5.0-7 0 >7.0
M %96 <020 020-0.29 0.30-0 49 0.50-0,70 > 0.70
Cl %9 < 02 0.20 -0.70 > 0.70'
Na 9 0.15 -025 > 0.25
Mb mA or PPm2 < 18 18-24 25 -100 101-300 > 300
Zt gg or pp < 18 18 -24 25-100 101-300 > 300
Cu gl&g or ppm <3 3-4 5-16 17-20 > 20
Fe ~, or pm < 35 35-59 120 121-20 >200
B -igg or ppm < 20 20-35 36-100 101-200 >200
Mo ac g/or ppm <005 0.06-009 0.10-2.0 2.0-50 >5.0
from the Nutri-
tion of Florida
Edited by: Drs.
Tom Obreza &
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be found online
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'Leaf bun and dfoaliatian can occur at C0 concentratian 1 .O.
3ppm =pars per MlljJn. access.
Leaf sampling should be done in management blocks no greater than 20 acres. The grove
should be sampled to minimize any differences in soil or tree health. The best time to take tissue
samples is in the month of August. A typical sample should consist of approximately 100 leaves
taken from 6-8 month spring flush leaves that are not on fruiting twigs. Typically samples should
be taken from 15-20 trees distributed in different areas of the block. Trees should be the same
variety and rootstock.
If you have made a copper spray or micro-nutritional spray prior to sampling, be sure to wash
leaves with deionized water prior to sending in for analysis. Small amounts of micro nutrients
residuals can have large effects on you results. Also, you do not want to send the leaves wet,
drying them before shipping is recommended.
Soil sampling in
TaMle 46. Adjultidng a citrus ertilizaon program based on leai risue mnrli,
Florida should be
done in August
as well. Leaf
sampling and soil
sampling can be
collected at the
same time. Soil
be taken within
the tree row, in
an area that is
being wetted by
the micro sprin-
kler. Soil cores
should be taken
8 inches deep.
Soil samples should be taken from 15-20 trees in an block (these should be the same trees that
you leaf samples were taken from). Again you want to work in blocks less than twenty acres in
size with fairly uniform soils. Soil samples should be air dried before shipping. Soil and tissue
samples can be sent to the University of Florida's soil laboratories which can be accessed at
http://soilslab.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf% 20files/ProducerCitrus.pdf. If you were to send in both soil
and tissue samples the total cost would be $27.00.
For more detailed information on leaf and soil sampling for Florida citrus read Citrus Grove Leaf
Tissue and Soil Testing: Sampling, Analysis, and Interpretation http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CH046
Taibe 4.4. [onexprntariD of soil a.alyrasi data far citrus sing the Mehblkh I ( dubJe-ajcd ) ertctur.
Soil rest jin*r!tpnanio
VryLow Low MJIi. Hi VeryHi
P < 10 10-15 16 31 -60 > 60
Mg2 ___ < 15 15 > 30 -
C ___250' > 250
C < 25__4__ 25 50 > S0
Soil and leaf analysis checklist:
* Leaf tissue analysis is valuable for all elements
* Soil analysis is valuable for pH, Ca, P, Mg and Cu.
* Be aware of residuals on leaf surfaces, try to avoid collecting samples from recently sprayed groves
* A sampling program that is conducted annually will be the most successful.
* Leaf and soil analysis interpretations should be used to make fertilization decisions. Wise use of these re-
sults will allow for optimal yield and savings.
Num ii. W t iB let db ojlfnimm in e lJe? Wlw uif irisp heater tl t opdiu in de ledf I
1. Chckyiddl L. Check soil corKuuc matter.
N 2- Ceck trt health 2. RevierwN ertiizer rate,
3. Review waetr managemenr.
4 Review Nfrtilimr ate.
P 1. Apply P ferjLer (see hapterT8). 1. Do nothing
K L Incs e K fertilizer rate (see Clhapcer 8i 1. Decrease K fertiliz6 rae.
2. Apply fiai K featilizer.
L. Chcksoit H. I. Do noihuin
C 2. CheksoilteitCaCstatus.
2. Cecl soil pH.
S 3. Con.sider appJlin dolomjti. liJne ..r s.lule M
frcil er1 dej rJdu, on pH
,L Chek sai pH and adj st if needed. i Chec for sprayJreside on tested h tes.
Mictuhe 2. Apply N lar micronarrienrs 2, Do nothing
3. In~cLuemicmmantdm ntin suoij-ppliedfertiliz8r.
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Thanks to All of You who support the 4H Citrus Tree project!
We had over 150 4-H youth participate in the Citrus Tree
Project this past year. The kids learn about the impor-
tance of Florida citrus production. In addition, the kids
learn about different citrus varieties, rootstocks, pests and
diseases. Also, the kids grow a citrus tree over a course of
the year, which are judged and the top 30 are auctioned at
the fair. Events included a field day at the Mid Florida
Citrus Foundation A.H. Krezdorn grove where youth get
to learn about citrus production and pick some fruit (funny
there is always a big turnout by parents as well). The 4-H
youth work on project books and take a knowledge test as
well. There is the Jim Yates horticulturist award ($500)
which is given to the best overall participant. Juniors and
Seniors in high school that have participated in the 4-H
Citrus Tree Project also are eligible for the John Jackson
scholarship to help with college expenses. This is a great
project to educate our youth. It would not be possible
without the growers who volunteer their time and donate
money to help fund the project. I would specially like to
thank Bill Lennon, Mickey Page, Wade Beck, Ben Krup-
ski, James Strong, Doug Raymond, Jamie Yates and Mar-
tha Yates for their help!! For more info go to our website
Pictured upper right: 4-H youth picking fruit at the MFCF. R
Pictured right: Youth learn about varieties, pests and diseases.
Pictured lower right: Judges inspect trees to determine the
Pictured below: 4-H youth show off their citrus trees at the
Central Florida Fair and are evaluated by the judges.
Pictures of recent Extension Activities
Left: Field Day participants tally up the num-
ber of psyllids collected in a sweep net. Dr.
Michael Rogers spoke about the importance
of psyllid surveying and control. He also dis-
cussed his current research efforts at the
MFCF. In the background, Dr. Stelinski
showed off a prototype of a DMDS (think
guava chemical) applicator used to hopefully
repel psyllids. Dr. Stelinski is currently evalu-
ating DMDS in the field. Other speakers in-
clude Gary England giving an update on
peach production and Dr. Steve Futch talking
about his experimental herbicide trials.
Right: Dr. Bill Castle shows off the
Mid Florida Citrus Foundations newly
planted windbreak trees. Dr. Castle
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Pictured above is a heavy duty sweep net used for capture insects to monitor control programs. Personal I like the
sweep nets for monitoring psyllid populations better than the sticky traps or tap sampling. They cost around $24 dollars,
relatively inexpensive tool to help you monitor psyllid population levels. More can be found here:
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1951 WOODLEA ROAD
TAVARES, FL 32778
REVIEW AND EXAMS FOR RESTRICTED USE ORNAMENTAL/TURF OR PRIVATE
AGRICULTURE APPLICATOR PESTICIDE LICENSES
4 CEU'S Available 2 Core, 2 Ag Row Crop, Ag Tree, O&T or Private App
AUGUST 19, 2009- $20.00 per person, non-refundable fee for class
If you plan to take an exam, you should study the training manuals given below
Ornamental and Turf This license is issued to persons employed on a golf course, park, athletic field, or
cemetery. You will need to take both the General Standards exam and the Ornamental and Turf exam. The
study manuals are:
Applying Pesticides Correctly (SM-1) $7.00, also called the "Core" manual
Ornamental & Turfgrass Pest Management (SM-7) $20.00
Spray Equipment & Calibration (SM-38) $2.00
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restricted use pesticides for agricultural production such as vegetable, fruit, cattle farm, sod farm nursery or
greenhouse. You will need to take both the General Standards exam and the Private Agricultural Applicator
exam. The study manuals are:
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8:15 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 -10:00 a.m. Review for the General Standards Exam
10:00 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 11:00 a.m. O&T and Private Ag App Review
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Tavares, FL 32778
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 (US 27) 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 SR 19, heading South. Turn right again at
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Citrus Exposm and Citrus Industry
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Citrus Expo Details
Registration in advance OR on site required for
admission. Complimentary attendance and meals
provided both days to bona fide grove owners and
managers, citrus production managers, profes
sional crop advisers, association representatives
and board members and the citrus research com-
munity. Pre-registered growers are entered to win
a John Deere Gun Safe sponsored by Everglades
Non-exhibiting company and vendor person-
nel may become a sponsor at any level for trade
show, lunch and seminar admission, or pur-
chase an individual one- or two-day admission
pass. Visit www.CitrusExpo.net for details.
Events & Prize Drawings:
Must be present to win. Doors open 8:00 am
both days. Prize Drawings: Wed. and Thurs. -
9:00 am and 1:30 pm. Gun Safe Grand Prize
Drawing 1:30 pm Wed., Aug 19. Some restric-
tions apply, rules at prize drawing area and
More than 150 citrus-related exhibits inside the
air-conditioned Lee Civic Center arena plus
Meals in Trade Show:
Continental breakfast 8-9:30 am both days.
Lunch 11:30 am 2:00 pm both days. Meal tick-
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Phone: 239-561-1550 Fax: 239-561-9999
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Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers
(1-75 South, Exit 128)
10050 Gulf Center Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33913
Phone: 239-332-4747 Fax: 239-332-4748
Sponsors "as of June 9, 2009"
Everglades Farm Equipment
Cabela's Carden & Associates, Inc.
Florida Citrus Mutual Florida Department of Citrus
Florida Grove Hedgers, Inc. Gulf Citrus Companies
Homes of America SA, Inc. LRA Insurance
McLean Ag Chem, Inc. Nuvee Enterprises, Inc.
*Root Solutions, Inc. Stallings Crop Insurance
Timac U.S.A. Vigiron
Diamond R Fertilizer Helena Chemical Company
IRRA-CHEM, Inc. Kelly Tractor Company
* Oxbo International Corp. Southern Gardens Citrus
The Andersons, Inc. Tropicana Products, Inc.
AgraQuest Agricultural Employee Services
BASF Chemtura Corporation
Curtec of Florida, Inc. E Co Consultants, Inc.
Environmental Consulting & Tech., Inc.
Farm Credit Association of Florida
Fred Juliano Enterprises, Inc.
GeoAg Solutions Metal Culverts, Inc.
Morse Enterprises, LTD, Inc./Keyplex
NuFarm Americas, Inc. Omega Protein, Inc.
Oro Agri, Inc. Oswald Trippe & Company, Inc.
Tradewinds Power Corporation
Tree-See Control Systems Wedgworth's, Inc.
ADAPCO, Inc. Ag-Tronix, Inc.
*Airtec Sprayers, Inc. Bellingham & Stanley, Inc.
Brandt Bruce Hendry Insurance, Inc.
Brush Hog Grinding Services, LLC
Central Florida Mulching Curtis Dyna-Fog, LTD
Custom Harvest Insurance, LTD
Engine Distributors, Inc. Flo-Tec, Inc.
H2A USA Index Instruments Joe L. Davis, Inc.
Martin Realty Florida, Inc. Pallet One
ProPak Software Riverside Bank Tiger-Sul
Ask for the $99.00 Citrus Expols Rate TWC Distributors, Inc. Terssenderlo/Kerley, Inc.
Lee Civic Center
Ft. Myers, Florida
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CITRUS "Using Today's Innovations Toward Future Success"
Ex~ 2009 18th Annual Citrus Exposm Seminar Program
200 Lee Civic Center Ft. Myers, FL, August 19 & 20, 2009
Citrus Exposm 2009 is shaping up to
be the biggest and best Citrus Exposm
ever Unprecedented research funding
has been devoted to citrus greening
(HLB) over the past few years. Using
information gained to date, Expo
speakers from UF/IFAS and around
the world will inform growers about
options on how to most effectively deal
with today's challenges to remain
viable, keeping Florida's citrus indus-
try the best in the world.
Once again the citrus industry's
largest trade show event will provide
a great opportunity for good food and
fellowship among the more than 150
exhibiting companies on display.
Register to Win!!
entered in the
drawing for a
John Deere gun
safe from eF
$20 Million in Research Invested -
How to Use the Results to Our
Production Systems and Economic
Thresholds to Survive Greening
Critical Grower Partnerships to
Effectively Battle Greening
Low Volume Spray Technology
Aerial Spray Applications
Area-wide Psyllid Control Strategies
Foliar Nutrient Sprays Do They Work
Impact of Greening Management Costs
on Profit Goals in Florida and Brazil
Analyses of Florida and Brazilian
Production Costs and Processed
Novel Approaches for Citrus Nursery
Advanced Production Systems -
Developing Methods Today to Succeed
New Ideas in Managing Citrus Tree
Mechanical Harvesting Equipment
Innovations. Abscission Products,
Microbial Contamination and Food
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs): Their
Importance to Growers and Food Safety
The California Pistachio Experience:
How a GAP-less Tree Crop Industry
Has Been Devastated by a Salmonella
Outbreak: Implications for Florida citrus.
Find updated schedule details as
they develop at www.CitrusExpo.net
CEU and CCA credits will be avail-
able for appropriate segments of both
CITRUS "Using Today's
EI M Future Success"
To register visit www.CitrusExpo.net
or Mail or fax form to: Citrus Exposm
5053 NW Hwy. 225A, Ocala, FL 34482
Phone 352-671-1909 Fax 352-671-1364
City: State: Zip:
Check All That Apply
" Grove owner, Manager, Foreman, Caretaker,
[ I am a Certified Crop Adviser
[ Handler, Packer, Shipper, Processor, Fruit Buyer
[ Association Executives and Board Members,
Government, University, Research, Legislative,
[ Product Manufacturer, Vendor, or Supplier Rep-
resentative doing business with growers or others
in the citrus industry (see admission details)
Complimentary meal tickets
provided at registration desk
Please check days you plan to attend
O Wednesday, August 19, 2009
O Thursday, August 20, 2009
2009 Citrus Exposm Seminar Program
Lee Civic Center Ft. Myers, Florida August 19 & 20, 2009
Wednesday August 19
Morning Session 9:15 11:30: Moderator Dr. Tim Spann, UF/CREC
Welcome / Seminar Overview
Citrus Nursery Industry Update
Advanced Citrus Production Systems: What You
Need to Know to Install a System Today
Foliar Nutrition Sprays: Are they working
Determining Greening Infection Levels Using
Multiple Survey Methods
New Strategies in Canopy Management to
Improve Yield, Fruit Size and Management
Dr. Tim Spann, UF/CREC
Dr. Arnold Schumann,
Dr. Tim Spann, UF/CREC
Dr. Steve Futch,
Dr. Andy Krajewski,
Technologies Pty Ltd,
Lunch at the Trade Show!
Afternoon Session 2:00 4:00: Moderator Dr. Megan Dewdney, UF/CREC
Major Emerging Land & Water Issues Now
Threatening Florida Agriculture
What has $20 million revealed about HLB and
how can we use it to our advantage?
Update on psyllid management: Low Volume
Technology, pesticides and pesticide
Aerial Spray Applications for Psyllid Control
Area-wide Psyllid Control Programs
Charles Shinn, Gov't &
FL Farm Bureau
Don Parrish, Regulatory
Affairs, American Farm
Bureau, Washington D. C.
Dr. Megan Dewdney,
Dr. Lukasz Stelinski,
Dr. Michael Rogers,
Dr. David Hall, USDA, Ft.
2009 Citrus Exposm Seminar Program
Lee Civic Center Ft. Myers, Florida August 19 & 20, 2009
Thursday August 20
Morning Session 9:30 11:30: Moderator Dr. Michelle Danyluk, UF/CREC
Mechanical Harvesting Machine
enhancements and innovations
Abscission and Mechanical Harvesting
Mechanical Harvesting Effects on Fruit
Microbial Contamination and Food Safety
GAPs 101: What are they and why does citrus
The California Pistachio Experience: How
ignoring GAPs led to a Salmonella recall -
Implications for Florida Citrus
Dr. Bob Ebel,
Dr. Michelle Danyluk,
Dr. Renee Goodrich, UF
Food Science & Human
Dr. Bob Klein,
CA Pistachio Research
Board, Fresno, CA
Lunch at the Trade Show!
Afternoon Session 2:00 -4:00: Moderator Mr. Ron Muraro, UF/CREC
Update on HLB management costs in Florida
Issues with the relationship between U.S.
orange juice prices and processed orange
The Economic Sustainability of Sao Paulo's
Citrus production systems to survive greening -
Importance of grower partnering in effectively
Mr. Ron Muraro,
Mr. Allen Morris,
Dr. Margarete Boteon,
Dr. Fritz Roka,
Dr. Tom Spreen, UF
Food & Resource
UW UNIVERSITY of
Info for Certified Pile Burners Course:
The Florida Division of Forestry and University of Florida Extension Service will be
conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on August 6t, 2009. This course will show
you how to bum piles legally, efficiently and safely. Most importantly it could save a
life. When weather is dry certified pile burners will receive a priority to burn. Also
certified pile burners are able to burn 2 additional hours a day and get multiple day
authorizations. The training will be held from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm at the Mid Florida
Research and Education Center located in Apopka, Florida. Enclosed are the agenda and
Registration is required to attend and class size is limited. To attend please email/mail
the following information:
1. Your full name (as wanted on your pile burning certificate).
2. Your mailing address (where you want the certificate mailed).
3. Your Division of Forestry Customer Number (It is the number that you are
required to give the DOF when you call in for your burn permits. If you do not
know it please call the local DOF office and ask them).
4. Your email address (if you have one) or contact phone number.
5. A check made out to Lake County Citrus Extension for $50.00.
The first fifty individuals to provide the following five requirements will be registered;
there will be a 48 hour non refundable fee limit. If you do not make the training and did
not contact our office at least 48 hours before the class, you will not receive a refund.
There will be a test at the end of the session. You must receive a grade of 70% or higher
on the exam and demonstrate a proper pile bum with your local DOF office to become
certified. Once you are certified it will be noted with your customer number, thus it is
important for us to have the proper number. If you do not have a customer number the
Division of Forestry local office will set one up for you. Please send checks to Lake
County Extension 1951 Woodlea Rd. Tavares, FL 32778.
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.
Florida's Certified Pile Burner's Program
Mid Florida Research and Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703-8504
Tel (407) 884-2034
Please send this form and check for $50.00 made out to the Lake County
Citrus Extension Program Attention: Maggie Jarrell
1951 Woodlea Rd. Tavares, Fl 32778
DOF Customer Number
Florida's Certified Pile Burner Training
August 6th, 2009
1. Opening Comments and Introduction 08:30 09:10
2. Fire Weather 09:10 9:50
3. BREAK 9:50- 10:00
4. Smoke Management 10:00 11:20
5. Planning and Implementation 11:20 12:15
6. LUNCH (provided) 12:15 01:15
7. Open Burning Regulations 01:15 02:30
8. Safety 02:30- 03:10
9. BREAK 03:10- 03:20
10. Public Relations 03:20 04:00
11. Wrap Up & Test 04:00 04:30
Please brin2 a Pencil for the Exam!
To Leesburg and
Mt Dora -4A i
West Orange Ave
& Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703
(407) 884-2034 Binion Rd
Lake Apopka E
Directions to MREC
From Florida's Turnpike, take SR429
(toll) north to the West Road exit #26 -
turn left on West Road. At Ocoee-Apopka
Rd (CR437) head north (right turn) to
Binion Rd. Turn left on Binion Rd (CR437)
and proceed 1 mile to MREC on right.
J 1 To Orla
From US441, take CR437 (West Orange
Ave, which becomes Binion Rd) south 4.6
miles to MREC on the left. Do not take
SR429 from US441 There is no south-
bound exit from SR 429 before MREC.
UF UNIVERSITY of
Florida's Certified Pile Burner Training UNIVERSITY of
Frequently Asked Questions r FLORIDA
Q: Why should I be a certified pile burner?
A: Certified pile burners are trained to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. Most
importantly, it could save a life. Also, when the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive
priority for authorization to burn by the Florida Division of Forestry (DOF). Also, certified pile
burners are allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple day authorizations.
Q: What is a Pile Burner Customer Number?
A: When you call the DOF for an authorization to burn, you will be assigned a personal customer
number. This number references your information so it doesn't need to be gathered each time you call
for an authorization. You must have your individual DOF customer number in order to be certified.
Q: Is there a test?
A: Yes, the test is 20 questions and open-book. You must receive a score of at least 70% to pass.
Q: What if I don't pass?
A: Very few people fail the test but if you do, you will be provided another opportunity to take the test
at a later date. If you fail the second time, you must re-register and take the training again.
Q: Why do you ask for my email on the application form?
A: Email is the fastest and most convenient method to inform registrants of their registration status. If
no email address is provided then all correspondence will be sent through the federal mail. This can
take several days to relay messages and this may not be practical if changes are made to the course
schedule or for last minute registrations.
Q: How much does it cost to register for the training?
A: Registration for the training is $50 per person and includes lunch, training materials and
Q: How long does my certification last?
A: As long as the person with the certification uses their number at least 5 times in a period of 5 years
their certification will not expire under the current program.
Q: Will certified burners be notified if their certification expires?
A: Yes, notification will be sent out to them to let them know of their upcoming certification
Q: Will I be certified at the end of the one day training?
A: No, you will need to follow the written instructions that you will receive from the Division to
become certified. You will need to complete a simple burn plan, have it reviewed and approved locally
by the DOF and also have the burn itself reviewed and approved by the DOF. From that point, the
local DOF office will send the expected documentation to Tallahassee to recommend certification for
Q: Is there a minimum age to be a certified pile burner?
A: Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to take the test and be a certified pile burner.
For questions and the latest details, contact Mark Ritenour at 772-468-3922, ext. 167
(mritenour()ifas.ufl.edu) or visit httD://oostharvest. ifas.ufl.edu.
Packinghouse Day & The
Indian River Postharvest
When: Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Where: Citrus Research and Education Center, 700 Experiment Station Road,
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Time: Registration opens at 8:30 A.M., Program starts at 9:30 A.M.
Lunch Sponsor: DECCO
Indian River Postharvest Workshop
When: Friday, August 28th, 2009
Where: Indian River Research and Education Center, 2199 S. Rock Rd., Ft.
Pierce, FL 34945
Time: Registration opens at 8:30 A.M., Program starts at 9:30 A.M.
Lunch Sponsor: JBT FoodTech
Both programs will include presentations on:
The latest developments on a new domestic citrus canker rule
Issues in successfully completing third party certification programs: GAPs,
HACCP and fruit quality
New fungicides, application methods, and handling practices to minimize
postharvest decay of citrus
Effects of washing fruit before degreening
Electronic detection of canker and other peel defects of citrus