1 Highlands Citrus E Talk 4509 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 (863) 402 6540 The Highlands County Citrus Extension Newsletter What: When: Wednesday April 6, 2011 8:30 A M Where: Performing Arts Center Auditorium South Florida Community College in Avon Park Attached CCA. The program covers HLB Management, Management of the Citrus Psyllid (ACP), progress in genomics and cultural management. Preregistration is required The Registra tion Form is in the attached program. You can register by mail or by emailing the required information to Jane Wilson at email@example.com. Coordinated Sprays We are now approaching the time for another CHMA coordinated spray. Researchers at both the CREC Lake Alfred and the Southwest Florida REC have well documented the benefits of coordinated sprays in more effective psyllid kills and suppressing recovery of the psyllid population. The Central Highlands County 17/27 CHMA is scheduling a spray for the time window of March 28, 2011 through April 11, 2011. The northern Highlands CCHMA will be coordinating a spray beginning soon. Dr. Rogers is recommending an organophosphate. The selection of material and a pplication method is up to each individual. The important items are coordinated timing and class of chemical. For more information on the Central Highlands County 17/27 CHMA you can contact John Gose at firstname.lastname@example.org or for the Northern Highlands CHMA contact Steve Farr at email@example.com Our thanks to John and Steve for their leadership in this effort.
2 You can also go on the CHMA Web Site at www.flchma.org for more details on location, material to apply, etc. If you are located in other areas of the county, they are following basically the same schedule as the Northern and Central area. You could contact Steve F arr or John Gose and they could help you select your timing window. If you have any other questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Field Day: GETTING READY FOR ABSCISSION This workshop will be held: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 beginning at 8:00 a.m. At the Southwest FL Research and Education Center Immokalee Topics to be covered include: Over the Row Mechanical Harvester Demonstration CMNP Sprayer Demonstration Abscission Pull Force Demonstration Tree Mapping Technology Certified Pile Burner Class A Certified Pile Burner Class for Highlands County and surrounding area has been scheduled for Wednesday August 17, 2011 at the Ag Center in Sebring. For details on the class, registration forms, etc. go to either http://www.fl dof.com/training_education/training_schedule.html or http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu/ If you need this certification, I would suggest you sign up soon as I already have had eighteen people register. Class size is limited to 50. The registration form is on the links above. The Registration fee is $50.00 Youth Citrus Program Big Success The 2011 Highlands Youth Citrus program was a big success The Overall Champio n Scout Royce Overall Reserve Champion was Ashley Longabaugh A complete list of winners in each category is attached. If you know any of these young people, you should contact them and offer congratulation. Scout Royce Champion Tree Buyer Lykes Citrus Mgt
3 The citrus tree buyer s this year included: A. Duda & Sons, Barben Fruit Company, Inc. Florida Grove Hedgers, Inc., Florida Grove Foggers, Inc., Hancock Citrus, Heartland National Bank, Henry Crutchfield, Inc., Highlands Independent Bank, Lykes Citrus Management, Old South Auto Salvage, Perry Brothers, Inc., Smoak Groves, Inc., Steve F arr, and Sun Ridge Harvesting. Those providing Add Ons to the sale included Barben Fruit Company, Florida Citrus Mutual, Helena Chemical, Lost Lake Groves, and Wheeler Groves. $1,000.00 each to su pport show premiums and other costs for the contest. These Corporate Sponsors included: Bayer Crop Science, Cutrale, Monsanto Chemical Co., Triangle Chemical, Syngenta Crop Protection, and Wedgeworth Fertilizer Inc. An individual sponsor was Wayne Douberley. As you deal and trade with these companies, please express your appreciation for their helping with this youth program. Res Champ Tree David Bunton Buyer Hancock Citrus The 2012 Yout h Citrus program has already begun. We are now accepting registrations until April 15, 2011. Anyone wanting to enroll in the project can get a copy of the registration form by going to the Highlands county Extension Web Site http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu/ CALS Gator Gathering The UF College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is having its annual Gator Gathering Thursday April 7, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. At the Bert j. Harris, Jr. Ag Center Alumni, friends, and future students are invited to attend this family friendly FREE event which will introduce the new Dean Mark Rieger. Please RSVP by March 25 to www.cals.ufl.edu or call (352) 3 92 1963 Tim Hurner, Multi County Citrus Extension Agent Highlands County 5867 Tele: (863) 402 6544 Email: email@example.com http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu Highlands County Extension is a cooperating service of the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Scie nces (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer 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, sex, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Services, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University C ooperative Extension Programs, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
4 A special THANK YOU to all of the Highlands Extension Citrus Program sponsors for their monetary support. If you would like to be among them please contact Tim Hurner at (863) 402 7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org FARM CREDIT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 330 N. Brevard Ave. Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone: 800 307 5677 Fax: 863 494 6460 Kahn Citrus Management, LLC 863 385 6136 Highlands County Citrus Extension Program Sponsors 2010 1011
5 Custom Blended Foliar, Suspension & Solution Fertilizers Lake Placid Office Barney Cherry 800 775 5594 863 441 1482 Skip Fricke Dwight Meeker 863 441 3003 863 673 3013 www.andersonsinc.com tel. (863) 439 3667 Toll Free (800) 881 6294 e mail: email@example.com Highlands County Citrus Extension Program Sponsors 2010 1011 Dow AgroSciences Scott H ouk 13543 Troia Drive Estero, FL 33928
Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Field Day and Workshop: GETTING READY FOR ABSCISSION Wednesday April 2 0 20 1 1 University of Florida, Southwest FL Research and Education Center 268 5 State Road 29 North Immokalee, FL 34142 Agenda 7:30 Registration, c offee and refreshments 8:00 Welcome and program o utline 8:1 5 UF/IFAS Projects in Citrus Mechanical Harvesting & Abscission 8 :30 Travel to SWFREC Concept Grove Over the Row Mechanical Harvester Demonstration CMNP Sprayer Demonstration Abscissio n Pull Force Demonstration Tree Mapping Technology 10: 15 R eturn to SWF REC Main Building 10: 30 What Do We Know About CMNP and What We Hope to Learn From the EUP 1 1:30 Canopy Uniformity, Fruit Recovery, and CMNP Value 12:30 Lunch 2:00 Adj ourn To RSVP or further information contact: Barbara Hyman firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 658 3461
Central Highlands County 17/27 CHMA The scheduled Post Bloom spray for our area will be dur ing the time frame of March 28, 2011 through April 11, 2011 Dr. Rogers has recommended an Organophosphate for this application. The options Dr. Rogers has listed on the CHMA site are Lorsban, Dim ethoate, Malathion, and Imidan. Plan to make arrangements for this application. Dr. Rogers said that it is very important to have these sprays out in a two week window or we will fail in our effort to control Psyllids in a wide area. during the summer. Please cons ider other modes of action besides an Organophosphate or Pyrethroid. You can visit the link below for informat ion on other options. If any growers are interested the followings services are available. Florida Grove Foggers ULV application 863 699 9850 or 863 441 1164 Ag Flying Service 334 898 7772 Sunniland Aircraft 863 467 7777 Lake Placid Caretakers 863 465 2821 or 863 441 5088 Psyllid inspection service PDM Scouting 863 257 3506 Below is the web site developed by IFAS for information on CHMA locations. You can look at the tool box section for recomm ended materials http:// www.flchma.org/ John
2011 Youth Citrus Program Winners Informational Display Board Top Senior Paizley Whidden Avon Park Senior FFA Top Intermediate Scout Royce Top Junior Hannah Thompson Lake Placid Clovers 4 H Club Citrus Tree Grand Champion Scout Royce Reserve Champion David Bunton Top Record Book Top Scout Royce Top Junior/ Senior Overall Senior 1 st Place Ashley Longabaugh Cracker Trail Livestock 4 H Club Senior 2 nd Place David Bunton Senior 3 rd Place Jessica Todd Lorida Livestock 4 H Club Junior 1 st Place Scout Royce Junior 2 nd Place Megan Sowards Junior 3 rd Place Rachel Todd Lorida Livestock 4 H Club Overall Champion Res. Champ. Overall Champion Scout Royce Overall Reserve Champion Ashley Longabaugh Cracker Trail Livestock 4 H Club
Conducted by University of Florida, IFAS Extension Citrus Research and Development Foundation South Florida Community College Theatre for Performing Arts Avon Park, Florida April 6, 2011 F LORIDA C ITRUS G ROWERS I NSTITUTE Purpose of the Institute Citrus Greening or Huanglongbing (HLB) continues to spread throughout citrus production areas of Florida. The 2011 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute is an opportunity for Florida citrus growers to come together under a single purpose to learn about effective management of this devastating disease. Topics this year include Asian citrus psyllid management, genomics and HLB cultural management. Continuing Education Units Continuing Education Units (CEU's) will be offered for holders of restricted use pesticide licenses (RUP) and certied crop advisors (CCA). Sponsors Platinum Bayer CropScience Gold Keyplex Syngenta Crop Protection Bronze FMC Corporation Magna-Bon, Inc. Maxijet Corporation Nutri-Phite Fertilizers Plant Food Systems Valent USA 2011 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute Directions The South Florida Community College is located at 600 W College Drive in Avon Park. From the South: Take U.S. Hwy. 27/98 north towards Avon Park, turn east onto W College Drive and follow the signs to the Theatre. From the North: Take U.S. Hwy. 27/98 south to Avon Park, continue south to W College Drive, turn east onto W College Drive and follow the signs to the Theatre. From the East: Take U.S. Hwy. 98 north to where U.S. Hwy. 27/98 merge south of Sebring. Proceed on U.S. Hwy. 27/98 north towards Avon Park, turn east onto W College Drive and follow the signs to the Theatre. From the West: Take S.R. 64 east to Avon Park, turn south on U.S. Highway 27/98 to W College Drive, turn east onto W College Drive and follow the signs to the Theatre. S OUTH F LORIDA C OMMUNITY C OLLEGE T HEATRE FOR P ERFORMING A RTS 600 W C OLLEGE D RIVE A VON P ARK FL
Preregistration Florida Citrus Growers' Institute is required !!!!!! April 6, 2011 !!!!! Name:____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Company:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip:____________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:______________________________________________Email:_______________________________________________ Please send registration to: !Jane Wilson, Citrus REC, 700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL 33850 !!!!Phone: 863-956-1151, Fax: 863-956-4631 or email: email@example.com 2011 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute Program Agenda Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:00 AM Registration 8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions Dr. Mongi Zekri, CES, LaBelle, FL Speaker to be Arranged Asian Citrus Psyllid Management Moderator: Dr. Steve Futch, CES, Lake Alfred, FL 9:00 AM Five Years of Experience with Huanglongbing in Florida: Current Assessment; How did we get Here Dr. Susan Halbert, FDACS/DPI, Gainesville, FL 9:20 AM Interactions of the Asian Citrus Psyllid with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski, CREC 9:40 AM Seasonal Changes in the Number of Asian Citrus Psyllids carrying Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Dr. Tim Ebert, CREC 10:00 AM Seasonal Variability in HLB Testing Data in Plant and Psyllid Samples in Florida Mr. Mike Irey, United States Sugar Corp., Clewiston, FL 10:20 AM Citrus Health Management Area (CHMA) Program Update Dr. Michael Rogers, CREC 10:50 AM Break Moderator: Mr. Gary England, CES, Bushnell, FL 11:10 AM HLB Management with Foliar Applications of Nutritionals and Insecticides Dr. Phil Stansly, SWFREC 11:40 AM Insecticide Resistance and Susceptibility of Uninfected and Infected Psyllid Dr. Sid Tiwari, CREC 12:00 PM Effect of Soil-Applied and Foliar Insecticides on Psyllid Feeding and their Implication for HLB Ms. Rosana Serikawa, CREC 12:20 PM Lunch Genomics & Cultural Management Moderator: Mr. Tim Gaver, CES, Ft. Pierce, FL 1:30 PM Viral Vectors and Prospects for HLB Control Dr. Bill Dawson, CREC 1:55 PM RNAi Strategy to Control Insect Pests Dr. Wayne Hunter, USDA/ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL 2:20 PM Managing HLB with Plant Nutrition Dr. Tim Spann, CREC 2:45 PM Foliar Nutritional Therapies Dr. Bob Rouse, SWFREC 3:05 PM Horticultural Lessons to Manage HLB (summary) Mr. Chris Oswalt, CES, Bartow, FL 3:30 PM Adjourn CES: County Extension Service CREC: Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL FDACS/DPI: Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Division of Plant Industry SWFREC: Southwest Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee, FL UF/IFAS: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences USDA/ARS: United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service 2011 Florida Citrus Growers' Institute