Title: Treasure Coast citrus notes
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Place of Publication: St. Lucie, Fla.
Publication Date: February 2010
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I IFAS Extension
St. Lucie County Extension 8400 Picos Road, Suite 101, Ft. Pierce, FL 34945-3045
772 462-1660 http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu

Treasure Coast Citrus Notes
February 2010

Inside this Edition
2010 Citrus Pest Management Guide
Certified Pile Burner Training
2010 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute
Florida Citrus Industry Research Coordinating Council Annual Report
Citrus Low Volume Applicator Calibration Rodeo
Searching for Fallglo and Temple Blocks
Citrus Flower Bud Induction Model
Sampling Aids for Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)
Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Field Day
Proceedings of 2008 International Research Conference on HLB
Proposed EPA Water Quality Rules for Florida
New Citrus Text Resources
Pesticide Applicator Training

2010 Citrus Pest Management Guide, SP 43
The 2010 Guide, SP 43 is now available in hard copy. I have a limited
number of copies at the St. Lucie Extension office for the cover price of
$15. Come by and pick one up so I don't wind up holding inventory I don't
need. Copies are available from the IFAS Extension Bookstore, $15 plus
shipping. Call (800) 226-1764 with a credit card handy and you can get
copies of any for-sale publication within a couple of days.
httD://www. crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/Dest/index.htm

Certified Pile Burner Training
The Florida Division of Forestry and UF /IFAS / St. Lucie County Extension
will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on March 10, 2010. This
course will teach you how to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. If
you burn piles regularly, don't put off registering for this training. When the
weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for authorization to
burn. Certified pile burners are also allowed to burn up to two hours longer
per day and get multiple day authorizations. Cost is $50 and Pre-
registration is Required. This training will be held at the Indian River
Research & Education Center located at 2199 S. Rock Road in Ft. Pierce.
A few spaces are still available. More information and the registration form
at the following hyperlink:
http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/commercial horticulture/SLC%20Pile%20Burninq%20 2 .

Florida Citrus Growers' Institute
This year's institute will be at the new auditorium at the South Florida
Community College in Avon Park on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. This will be
an all day program on numerous timely topics related to psyllid and
greening management, nutritional programs, new planting systems, etc. I
counted 18 presentations on the preliminary program. It should be a
productive day as UF/IFAS Citrus Extension continues to keep growers as
informed about new information as possible. More details in the future, so
mark your calendars!

FCIRCC Annual Report
The Florida Citrus Industry Research Coordinating Council has released its
2009 Annual Report which gives a good summary of where your grower tax
dollars are being spent and also where they should be spent in the future.
httD://www.fcircc.ora/PDF/FCIRCC Brochure 2009. Ddf


This "hands on" event is a collaborative effort between UF/IFAS Extension,
the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Florida Citrus Production
Research Advisory Council. A USDA/ARS research team from Texas has
made their sophisticated equipment available to citrus growers for a
calibration day for Low Volume (2-30 gpa) application equipment. They've
already held events in Lake Alfred and Lake Placid and growers have
learned a lot of valuable information about their LV application equipment.
This calibration "rodeo" will be held at the Indian River Research and
Education Center Maintenance Compound on Wednesday, February 17,
2010. You must make an appointment for your sprayer to be evaluated
so we don't waste your valuable time. Click on the following link for more

Searching for Fallglo and Temple Plantings
Dr. Ed Stover, Research Leader of the Horticulture and Breeding Research
Unit at the USDA Horticultural Research Laboratory in Ft. Pierce is looking
for 'Fallglo' tangerine and 'Temple' blocks in the Indian River Area for
greening research purposes. Call or drop me an email if you have
plantings of these varieties so that I can compile a list and get it to Dr.

Looking for New Variety Field Research Cooperators
The Indian River Citrus League's Production Committee met recently with
UF and USDA researchers to discuss field trials for new varieties in the
Indian River area. The meeting was intended to flush out all the current
research that would benefit the Indian River area. The Indian River
Research and Education Center, prior to 2004, had 175 acres of field
trials. They currently have zero (0), all that acreage lost to canker
eradication efforts. They are moving to replant 15 acres in field trials.
USDA is also going to plant 10 acres in field trials adjacent to their lab.

Fresh fruit research needs more acreage then these two sites in the Indian
River area. The researchers at this meeting asked for a list of growers that
are willing to cooperate with field trials for these new varieties. All will be
non-transgenic. Small and large sites are welcome. If any of you
growers are interested, please contact the Indian River Citrus League
office at (772) 562-2728.

Citrus Flower Bud Induction Model
Dr. Gene Albrigo, Horticulturist at the CREC, Lake Alfred has been
conducting a citrus bloom predictor project for the past 12 years. As a
result of his data inputs for this season, he is currently predicting a strong
bloom on or around March 18-20 of this season. This date is a moving
target, influenced by past and current weather conditions. As an example,
the March 18-20 bloom date is two days earlier than he predicted on the
advisory he released on January 21, 2010. To see his current advisory, or
perhaps look back on previous advisories and his very interesting
comments, click on the following link:
http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/flowerbud/2010/01 28 10.htm

Sampling Aids for Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)
One of the highly recommended components of an effective Asian Citrus
Psyllid control program is a dormant insecticide spray, applied prior to the
spring flush. Hopefully, you have that accomplished or will have done so
shortly. As the season progresses, you will want to closely monitor ACP
populations, with special attention paid to the perimeters of grove blocks.
Scouting for psyllids on citrus foliage can be accomplished with a sweep
net or by using the "tap method". Click on the links below for information
about tap method sampling and for a sampling data recording sheet.
http://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/entlab/pdf/extension/ACP sampling english.pdf

http://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/entlab/pdf/extension/qrove data english.pdf


Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Field Day and Workshop:
Overcoming Obstacles and Making the Transition

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
University of Florida, Southwest FL Research and Education Center
2685 State Road 29 North, Immokalee, FL 34142

7:30 Registration, coffee and refreshments

8:00 Welcome and program outline Dr. John Dunckelman (UF/IFAS) and Dr.
Fritz Roka, (UF/IFAS)

8:10 Update on UF/IFAS MH/Abscission Research & Education Program Dr.
Jackie Burns, (UF/IFAS)

8:30 Field trip to grove site to observe Oxbo canopy shaker and other harvesting
equipment (RSVP for field trip must be made by April 14th)

Equipment Solutions to Debris TBA (Dr. Reza Ehsani)

Debris Removal Demonstration Tom Visser (Circle V Harvesting Co.)

10:00 Return to SWFREC-lmmokalee for presentations

10:45 Workshop Presentations

Transition Experiences: Hand to Mechanical Harvesting
Michigan Cherries George McManus (Grower, MI State Ext. Retired)
Florida Sugar TBA

Abscission (CMNP) Trials Dr. Bob Ebel (UF/IFAS)

Abscission (CMNP) Registration Taw Richardson (AgroSource, Inc.)

Costs of Harvesting Debris Dr. Fritz Roka (UF/IFAS)

12:00 Lunch /Evaluation (Sponsored)

RSVP for workshop and/or field trip: Barbara Hyman at hymanb@ufl.edu or call
(239) 658-3400

Lunch and Refreshment Sponsors

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Proceedings of 2008 Research Conference on HLB
If you really want to sink your teeth into what went on at the conference just
a little over a year ago, click on the following link for abstracts of all of the
papers presented at the conference. This site is much easier to work with
than the link I've had posted on my Citrus Webpage.
http://www. plantmanagementnetwork.org/proceedings/irchlb/2008/

Proposed EPA Water Quality Rules for Florida
For this of you who are interested in issues that may affect Florida
Agriculture, you probably have already heard about the proposed EPA
Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida. This is a complicated issue that most
agricultural interests regard as unachievable and hugely expensive. There
is a UF/IFAS EDIS publication that outlines the issues surrounding the
EPA's proposed numeric nutrient criteria.

The purpose of this publication is to provide a basic, concise description of
the nutrient criteria, the background events that led to its release, some
pertinent scientific issues, and implications for the future.

New Citrus Text Resources
Citrus Growing in Florida, 5th Edition, FS Davies and LK Jackson
Pathogens Infecting Insects and Mites of Citrus

Pesticide Applicator Training Opportunities

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 9:00 AM to 10:40 AM with exam to
Cost is $20 with checks payable to SLC Extension Advisory Council
Call (772) 462-1660 to pre-register or for more information:
httD://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu/Ddfs/natural resources/feb10%20-%20Core.Ddf

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 8:00 AM to 10:50 AM with exam to follow.
Cost is $15 with checks payable to SLC Extension Advisory Council
Call (772) 462-4660 to pre-register or for more information
http://stlucie. ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/citrus/March%2011%202010%20aqenda. pdf

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 8:00 AM to 10:50 AM with exam to follow.
Cost is $15 with checks payable to SLC Extension Advisory Council
Call (772) 162-1660 to pre-register or for more information
http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/citrus/March%20 18%20201 OATreeCrop%20 2 .pdf
IFAS CEU Day (Remote Polycom Broadcast)
Wednesday, March 30, 2010, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM, Indian River REC
No charge, pre-registration is requested. Call (772) 462-1660
Up to 6 CEU's in many pesticide applicator categories (NO CORE)
Click on the hyperlink below for CEU topics and more information
http://pested.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/IFAS CEU Day 2010.pdf

Take care,

I FAS Extension

Tim Gaver, Extension Agent II Citrus
UF/IFAS/St. Lucie Extension
8400 Picos Rd, Suite 101
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 462-1660

UF/IFAS/St. Lucie Extension
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