1 Highlands Citrus E Talk 4509 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 (863) 402 6540 The Highlands County Citrus Extension Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 5 May 2 2011 Mid Florida Foundat ion Field D ay at Conserve II T he Mid Florida Citrus Foundation is having a Field D ay to showcase their Citrus Research Trials. Included will be : A n utritional Program Demonstration block similar to the one at the SWFREC in Immokalee; A discussion of some psy llid control trials (including biological control); A herbicide demonstration trial; and D iscus sions and a filed tour of s everal alternate crops including peaches, pomegranates and olives. The Program will be held : Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Conserve II site 17498 McKinney Road, Winter Garden Florida Growers who attended this field day last year all said that it was well worth the trip. Th e program cover s many subjects and allow you to see the results. To R egister go to: http://mfcffieldday.eventbrite.com Certified Pile Burner Class A Certified Pile Burner Class has been scheduled for Highlan ds and surrounding counties for : Wednesday August 17, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris, Jr. 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/ The Registration fee is $50.00 class size is limited to 50 and is presently o ver half filled.
2 The Certified Pile Burner C lass is designed to prepare people to become certified to burn piles of brush and debris that results from land clearing, removal of citrus trees certain types of construction, etc. Persons who ta ke the eight hour class will take an open book exam at the end of the day. Those who do not pass the exam can retake the exam at a later date. Once the exam is passed, the person will contact their local forester at DOF for their first pile burn. The local forester will issue a permit to burn based on the burn plan developed by the certified pile burner, and will observe the first burn. Then the person will receive a certification that is good for five years. At the end of five years the certification can b e renewed provided there were five pile burns made during the previous five years. A Certified Pile Burner can : receive permits and priority to complete burns under less desirable dryer weather conditions, receive multiple permits for burns can burn t wo hours longer per day. receive a waiver of liability for damage or injury caused by a fire or resulting smoke provide d the certified pile burner conduct ed the fire in accordance with certified pile burner s tandards unless gross negligence is proven (this is a new caveat benefit for this program). Florida Citrus I ndustry Annual Conference T he seventh annual Citrus Industry Conference will be held: June 15 17, 2011 A t the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida As in the past the conference will include industry association meetings, educational sessions a golf tournament, and a fishing excursion. There are plenty of things for spouses a nd kids to make it a family occasion F o r registration information go to: www.flcitrusmutual.com Florida Stat e Horticultural Society Meeting The Florida State Horticultural Society will meet: J u ne 5 7, 2011 A t the Renaissance V i noy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida This is a great meeting to get an insight to many research projects presently being carried out to help resolve citrus issues and needs such as citrus canker, citrus greening, and the citrus psyllid.
3 Pond and Lake Management Workshop A special workshop will be offered on May 12, 2011 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Highlands County Bert Harris Agricultural Center just off U.S. 27 Sebring The program will focus on managing ponds for recreation and or commercial fishing with guidance on protecting water and enhancing wildlife habitat along lakes, rivers and other important water features. In addition to the worksh op a field tour will extend the learning into the out of doors. Registration for the event is $10 which includes lunch and all materials. Registration can be accomplished on line at http://fsp workshop051211.eventbrite.com/ By phone, contact the Highlands County extension at (863) 402 6540. For more program information please contact Mike Jensen, County Extension Director at email@example.com or 863 402 6540. Tim Hurner, Multi County Citrus Extension Agent Highlands County 5867 Tele: (863) 402 Fax (863) 402 6544 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sciences (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 stat us, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Services, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Programs, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperatin g.
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 email@example.com 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
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