Title: CitrusLines
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Title: CitrusLines
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Creator: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: Winter 2006
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December 2006

Greening and Canker Field Day-January 9th, 2007
Mechanical Harvesting Workshop and Field Day agenda-January 17th
Indian River Citrus Seminar-January 24th-25th
Next OJ Meeting-February 13th, 2007
2007 Pesticide Applicator training and testing schedule brochure

The first two months on the job have been challenging and rewarding. Everyone told me that I had big shoes to
fill following John Jackson. I of course knew this, but did not quite realize how big the shoes were! I thank all
of you for your patience during this time of transition, and I thank John for his continued support. As Maggie
and I are learning the ins and outs of our new positions, one major item has stuck out. We need to update our
mailing list. There have been some problems with people receiving our program information, we promise to
rectify this situation. We are asking that if you want to be included on our future mailing list to please send
Maggie an email or letter (contact info is provide below) with your contact information requesting that you
continue to receive this newsletter. We urge you to send an email address if you have one as it is easier,
quicker, and less costly than traditional snail mail. Sometime in the near future we will most likely begin to
charge a small fee for those who want to have a hard copy sent to them via U.S. mail.

I have been asked "What happened to the OJ meetings?" I have held three scheduled programs in Tavares but I
did not advertise them as OJ meetings. Part of the reason I did this is due to my appointment as a fruit crops
agent. I did not want potential participants to think that the meetings are exclusive to citrus growers. Obviously,
many programs do deal only with citrus such as the canker/greening workshop, while others programs such as
tractor safety and winter weather school can apply to many agricultural producers. We will be having programs
in the future that will be called OJ meetings, and the next one will be February 13th

2007 Pesticide Applicator training and testing schedule is attached. Lake, Seminole, Orange and Osceola
counties continue to work together to provide these programs. A pesticide license is required for anyone who
applies or supervises an application of a restricted use pesticide for agricultural production. A private applicator
license is available only for private individuals applying pesticides to their own property or to property rented,

leased to them or to their employer. This certification requires a passing grade (70%) on the Private exam and a
passing grade (70%) on the General Standards (Core) Exam. This certification must be renewed every 4 years
either by testing or with 8 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). Four CEU's in the Core category and four
CEU's in the private category are required. An agricultural tree crop applicator license is available either as a
Public certification, for those applicators that work for federal, state, county or municipal public agencies, or as
a Commercial certification for contractors. This exam requires a passing grade (70%) along with a passing
grade (70%) on the General Standards (Core) Exam. The license must be renewed every 4 years either by
testing or with 12 CEU's. One CEU equals approximately 50 minutes of class time. The cost of testing for the
private applicator and the agricultural tree crop applicator is free, and can be taken at your local county
extension agency. The cost of the private applicators license and the cost of the public agricultural tree crop
applicator license is $60.00. The cost for the agricultural tree crop applicator license commercial category is
$160.00. The cost of renewal is the same as the initial license price. This is a State of Florida certification
issued by the Bureau of Compliance Monitoring (BCM), a division of the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services (DACS). If you need more information, or have a problem call the Bureau by phone at 850-

Citrus Pest Management Course is being offered at UF/IFAS's Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake
Alfred this spring. The citrus pest management is a graduate level course (3.0 units) for citrus industry
personnel and students. This course teaches the latest strategies for control of insects, diseases, and weeds. The
course will be taught by Dr. Larry Duncan University of Florida/IFAS, Professor of Nematology. The class will
meet every Thursday for 3 hours between 3-6 pm running from January 11th to May 3rd. The cost for Florida
residents will be $853.32. Regular and non-degree registration is Jan. 5-8 and students are strongly encouraged
to register early. Students must complete the registration procedures outlined at:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/dept disted.htm. For registration assistance, please contact Ms Debbie Hall (352-
392-1901 x 117; dahall@ufl.edu.edu). For additional information about the class contact Dr. Larry Duncan
(863-956-1151; lwduncan@ufl.edu).

Mechanical Harvesting Workshop and Field Day will be held in Bartow January 19th, 2007. With possible
labor shortages occurring in the future, some growers are investigating mechanical harvesting options. Most of
the mechanical harvesting systems operate in southwest Florida, but as technologies advance it is something for
central Florida growers to keep informed about. UF/IFAS has a website dedicated to mechanical harvesting at:
http://citrusmh.ifas.ufl.edu/index.asp. On the site you will find useful tools such as the new citrus harvesting
decision model which was designed to help growers determine if mechanical harvesting is a profitable option.
If you would like to know more about mechanical harvesting I encourage you to attend this workshop. For
more information or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Hyman at (239) 658-3415 or email at brh@ifas.ufl.edu

Greening and Canker Field Day is scheduled for January 9t. There will be a bus leaving for south Florida
from the Lake County Agricultural Center at 7 AM and returning around 6-7 PM. We will have the opportunity
to see firsthand the symptoms and effects of citrus canker and greening to a commercial grove. A lunch will be
provided. There will be a cost of $25.00 per person and space is limited. Please make sure to RSVP to Maggie
Jarrell at 352-343-4101 as soon as possible.

Citrus nurseries are going to become more highly regulated under the new Citrus Health Response Plan
(CHRP) this coming year and it is most likely going to affect citrus tree availability in the future. The CHRP
program is requiring as of January 1, 2007 that all budwood used for propagating citrus trees be under screen in
a Division of Plant Industry (DPI) approved structure. Also, as of Jan. 1st all newly budded citrus trees must be
contained in an approved protective structure. After December 31, 2007 existing citrus nursery stock that was

produced before Jan. 1, 2007, but not produced in an approved structure, is not eligible for movement or sale.
So why is this important to growers? Annually the Florida citrus industry resets approximately 5 million trees.
The projected number of trees to be produced in approved structures in 2007 is 1.5 million trees, leaving
approximately 3.5 million tree shortage. It is going to be important to have a reset plan for the next few years
and a contract with a certified nurseryman to make sure that you have an adequate number of trees for your
grove. Additional time (6 to 9 months extra) would be needed for varieties other than Hamlin or Valencia, due
to the budwood shortage. Many of the lesser used varieties are only located in Winter Haven (at DPI) and they
only have a small number of plants in which to produce budwood. DPI is currently in the process of building
the appropriate greenhouse structures in Chiefland, FL and plan on replicating plants to fill the demand of the
citrus industry. However, this will take some time as the structures have yet to be completed. Take home
message is plan ahead and contract with a nurserymen as extra trees (non-contracted) will be slim to none. For
a list of nurserymen visit: www.floridacitrusnurserv.com.

Indian River Citrus Seminar is January 24th-25th in Fort Pierce and UF/IFAS is one of the sponsors. The
seminar offers Florida citrus growers timely, real-world solutions to the challenges and opportunities that exist
in producing, marketing and delivering citrus fruits to market. Some of the general topics covered are canker
management, greening, windbreaks, state of the citrus industry, what's on the horizon, and alternative energy
crops. For more information about the seminar please visit:
http://www.floridagrower.net/indian river/ircs show guide.html

For more information on any of these programs please contact us at:

Phone: 352-343-4101
Fax: 352-343-2767
mjarrell@ufl.edu or
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778.


Ryan Atwood Maggie Jarrell
County Extension Agent Fruit Crop Office Associate III
December 1st, 2006 December 1st, 2006


Orange County Extension
Celeste White, Training Coordinator
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812
NEW PHONE: (407) 254-9200
OLD PHONE: (407) 836-7570

Lake County Extension
Ryan Atwood, Training Coordinator
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 343-4101

Osceola County Extension
Jennifer Welshans, Training Coordinator
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744-8947
(321) 697-3000

Seminole County Extension
Richard Tyson, Training Coordinator
250 W. County Home Rd.
Sanford, FL 32773
(407) 665-5551


$20 Non-refundable / Starts at 8:30 am

A license is necessary for persons who apply or supervise the
application of restricted use pesticides for agricultural
production such as a nursery, greenhouse, farm or grove
including golf courses, parks, athletic fields and cemeteries.
February 21, 2007 Sanford
May 24, 2007 Kissimmee
August 30, 2007 Orlando
December 12, 2007 Tavares

$20 Non-refundable / Starts at 8:30 am

Limited Certification for Governmental and Private
Applicators-Structural or Lawn & Ornamental
A license is necessary for each government employee, busi-
ness owner or their employees who apply pesticides to gov-
ernment or business owned buildings (indoors or outdoors).
Limited Landscape Maintenance
A license is necessary for each commercial landscape mainte-
nance person who applies pesticides to ornamental plant beds.

January 27, 2007
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A license is necessary for persons who apply or super-
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lines, pipelines, railroads and similar areas.

April 24, 2007


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Lake County Extension
(Reservations required)
Exam Schedule: 2nd & 4th Wednes-
day of every month at 9:00 am

Exam Categories: All categories ex-
cept Pest Control Operator (PCO).

Orange County Extension
Exam Schedule: 1st Thursday of every
month at 8:30 am.
Exam Categories: All categories ex-
cept Pest Control Operator (PCO).

To Daytona To Daytona

Mid-FL Research & Education Center
(By Appointment Only)
Exam Schedule: Every 3rd Thursday at
9:00 am. Contact Juanita Popenoe at (352)
Exam Categories: All categories except
Pest Control Operator (PCO).

Seminole County Extension
(By Appointment Only)
Exam Schedule: Monday through Friday.

Exam Categories: All categories except
Pest Control Operator (PCO).

To Orlando

Osceola County Extension
(By Appointment Only)
Exam Schedule: Monday through Friday.

Exam Categories: All categories except
Pest Control Operator (PCO).

Greening & Canker Field


January 9,2006


The Lake County Extension Center is hosting a field day to south Florida from the Lake County
Agricultural Center at 7:00 AM SHARP and returning around 6-7:00 PM depending on travel

You will have the opportunity to see first hand the symptoms and effects of citrus canker and
greening to a commercial grove. You will have the opportunity to see and hear how others are
combating these issues.

Lunch will be provided. There will be a $25.00 cost PER person and space is LIMITED.

Please RSVP to Maggie Jarrell at 343-4101 or by completing the attached form ASAP to ensure
your space.
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Lake County Extension Office
ATTN: Maggie Jarrell
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778-4204
Phone: 352- 343-4101

Greening & Canker Field Day

Registration Deadline January 5, 2006

COST: $25.00
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