Title: Treasure Coast citrus notes
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Title: Treasure Coast citrus notes
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Language: English
Creator: St. Lucie County Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publisher: St. Lucie County Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: St. Lucie, Fla.
Publication Date: September 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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UF/IFAS/St. Lucie Extension, 8400 Picos Road, Suite 101, Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 462-1660 http ://stlucie. ifas. ufl.edu

Treasure Coast Citrus Notes
September 2010

Inside this Edition........
Citrus Management Strategies in a New Disease Era
Sweet Orange Scab Found in Texas and Louisiana
Food Safety Training for citrus Workers
CHRP Compliance for 2010 2011
NRCS Conservation Funding
2010 Citrus Expo Presentations
2010 Citrus Packinghouse Day Presentations
Family Disaster Plan Form
Pesticide Applicator Training

Citrus Monogement Strategies in a New bisease Era
The Citrus Extension Agents are teaming up to present a new program in
our Fall Program series that begins in a couple of weeks. We think the
topics are timely and we're aiming to present information that growers can
use to make the best production management decisions for this day and
time. The 6 locations and dates are outlined on the flier that follows on
the next page.

The program in Ft. Pierce is going to be held at the Indian River Research
and Education Center at 2199 S. Rock Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. Lunch is
going to be provided, courtesy of our friends at Bayer CropScience. Pre-
Registration is required so that we can plan for lunch accordingly. Call
me at 772 462-1660 or write me at tqaver.49(aufl.edu to pre-register.


UF 1dmitrveijj Citrus Management Strategies
int a new Disease Era

A C~itnrs Extension Agent Fall Min-Sleries Program


Chris Osvalt
Mosngi Zeri

Garyd Enln

Steve Fulch
Timr Gver
Tim Hurner

Meeting Dates and Location
September 29m Lake County Extension Service Oflice 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares
September 3IP Bert JI. Harris APgricultural Center 4509 George Blvd., Sebring
Ocrtober 5" Indian River Research and Educarian Center 2199 South RockL Road, Ft. Pierce
COctobr 7h Sourtrhwest Flrida Re~se~arh and Education Center 2685 SR 29 Nhorth, Immo~kale
October 12m Turner Aigri-Civic Center Exhibition Hall 2250 NE Roan S~treet, Arcadia
October 14m Polk County Stuart Conference Cn~te 1710 Hwy 17 Soutlh, Bartow
For ~more informationpleas contact the lolmut-asyirs tnioagts

Ft. Pierce I ach Sunrnor

nE Bayer* CropScience
Elt~on Ba~ldy

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Proeara Aeenda
8:30 am Reg~i~station
9:00 am Citru Black Spot Management Update
9:40 am Asian Citrus Psyllid Management
310:20 am Break
10:40) am Growing a Younrg Citrus Tree in the Greening Era
11:20] am Foliar Feeding anrd SAR for Citru~s Trees
312:00) prn Sponsored Lunchf
Contifung Edbastion Units (CZa) wr!r be offeed for Cert fie~d Pestiade A~pp~omtas arnt Certfied Crop Adwsers.


Sweet Orange Scob found in Texas and Louisiona

joining the list of new citrus pests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the
presence of E/sinod australis, or sweet orange scab in Texas and Louisiana
in late August. This is the first detection in the United States of this fungal
pathogen, which poses no risk to human health.

The infected citrus trees were found on residential properties in Harris and
Orange counties in Texas, and in Orleans parish, Louisiana.

The detections were found on citrus trees in Texas that were part of the
annual citrus commodity survey. The survey is performed under a
cooperative agreement through the citrus health response program
(CHRP), which is a collaborative effort involving growers, federal and state
regulatory officials and researchers to promote the health and marketability
of U.S. citrus. The Louisiana detection was identified during a CHRP citrus
greening or Huanglongbing sentinel site survey.

Sweet orange scab is a fungal pathogen of citrus caused by E/sinod'
australisthat results in unsightly, scab-like lesions developing on fruit rinds
and, less often, on leaves and twigs. The damage produced is superficial
and does not affect internal fruit quality or taste. Infected fruit are more
likely to drop prematurely, and the scabby lesions reduce the fruit's fresh
market value. The disease has previously been found in South America
(Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay) and in Oceania
(Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue and Samoa).

http://www.aphis. usda.qov/plant health/plant pest i nfo/citrus/downloads/sweet oranq
e/SOS-Traininq .pdf

Food Safety Training for Citrus Workers

It's that time again. With food safety audits fast approaching for fresh fruit
packers and shippers, IFAS Extension personnel have scheduled several
training sessions for citrus harvesting, production and packinghouse
workers to satisfy the audit requirements. Training will include sessions on
Pesticide Application Safety and the Worker Protection Standard, Personal
Hygiene, and Citrus Canker, Greening, and Citrus Black Spot Identification.

Training Sessions in English and Spanish have been scheduled for
Monday, September 27 and Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Indian
River Research and Education Center, 2199 South Rock Road, Ft. Pierce,
Florida. Pre-registration for these sessions is required to facilitate
the check-in process at these sessions and the generation of certificates of
attendance for the large numbers of citrus worker trainees.

Contacts for registration information:

Tim Gaver, Extension Agent Citrus, (772) 462-1660

Dr. Mark Ritenour, Postharvest Physiologist, (772) 468-3922 ext 167

CHRP Compliance for 2010-2011

The 2007-2008 Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP) Compliance
Agreements and Business Plans have been extended by the FDACS,
Division of Plant Industry through the 2010-2011 citrus harvesting season.

The following FDACS 2007-2008 compliance agreements shall remain in
effect until further notice from the Department: Grower / Caretaker
Compliance Agreement; Harvester / Handler Compliance Agreement;
Processor Compliance Agreement.

Under the new CHRP plan:
FDACS has initiated a comprehensive plan for the removal and
destruction of abandoned citrus groves.
Grower self-survey and disease management are critical for success
Harvesting Permits still required for European Union (EU) exports
Grower Compliance Agreement Number (C/A Number) is required on
all field trip tickets
All stakeholders are urged to remain engaged in the CHRP

Additional information regarding the new CHRP plan, including the location
of your nearest CHRP office can be found on the following webpage:

http://www.doacs.state.fl .us/pi/chrp/documents/CH RP-compliance-2011 .pdf

NRCS Conservation Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) in Florida has set a cutoff date of October 29, 2010, to
submit applications for several voluntary conservation programs that may
help eligible participants pay for conservation practices to prevent soil
erosion, improve water quality, restore wetlands and provide habitat for

* The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a conservation
program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and
ranchers who face threats to soil, water, air, and related natural resources
on their land. Through EQIP, NRCS develops contracts with agricultural
producers to voluntarily implement conservation practices. Persons
engaged in livestock or agricultural production and owners of non-industrial
private forestland are eligible for the program. Eligible land includes
cropland, rangeland, pastureland, private non-industrial forestland, and
other farm or ranch lands.

* The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for
developing or improving high quality habitat that supports fish and wildlife
populations of National, State, Tribal, and local significance. Through
WHIP, the NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to private and
Tribal landowners for the development of upland, wetland, aquatic, and
other types of wildlife habitat.

* The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) provides technical and financial
assistance to private landowners and Tribes to restore, protect, and
enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring eligible land from agriculture.

* The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a program for landowners and
operators to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by
conserving grassland, including rangeland, pastureland, scrubland, and
certain other lands.

*The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is available on Tribal and
private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land. CSP
encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive
manner by undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving,
maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities.

NRCS encourages interested parties to visit with their local office as soon
as possible. Applicants who apply early have more time to resolve any
program or land eligibility issues.

Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis, Florida NRCS
has established a cut-off date of October 29, 2010 for these programs.

To find your nearest NRCS Service center, go to:

http: //offices.sc.eqov. usda .qov/locator/app?state =fl

2010 Citrus Expo Presentations

Copies of the presentations from the recent Citrus Expo in Ft. Myers can be
found at the following website:

http://www.crec. ifas. utl.edu/extension/Citrus%20Expo/2010OCitrus~xpoPresentations. htm

2010 Citrus Packinghouse boy Presentations

The presentations from the 2010 Citrus Packinghouse Day held on August
26thr 2010 at the CREC in Lake Alfred can be found at the following:

http://postha rvest. ifas. ufl .ed u/

Family Disaster Plan Form
The University of Missouri Extension has developed a Family Disaster Plan
Form that could prove very helpful following disaster emergencies that
seem to be occurring more frequently. The form consolidates important
personal information that can easily be accessed, rather than searching
through files that may be damaged following a catastrophic event. It's not
a project that you will complete in 20 minutes, but it will surely save you
time, worry and probably money when you need it.

http://extension. missouri .edu/explorepdf/com mdm/emwl011 .pDdf

Pesticide Applicator Training Opportunities

General Certification Standards (CORE) Training & Testing
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 9:00 AM to 10:40 AM with exam
to follow.
Cost is $20 with checks payable to SLC Extension Advisory
Call (772) 462-1660 to pre-register or for more information:

http://stlucie. ifas. ufl .edu/pdfs/natural resources/oct201~0%20-%20Coreepdf

Citrus Industry Magazine
Why Should Pesticide Applicators care About Heat stress?
One General Standards (CORE) CEU

http://citrusi ndustry. net/ceu3. htmlI

Florida Grower Magazine
A Large Selection of General Standards (CORE) CEU's

http://www. qrowinqprToduce.com/floridaqrower/ceu/

(.)Coming bates to Remember
Citrus Management Strategies in a New Disease Era
Citrus Extension Agent Fall Mini-Series, Tuesday, October 5, Indian
River Research and Education Center. Pre-registration required.

Food Safety Training for Citrus Workers
Monday, September 27 and Friday, October 1, 2010. Pre-
registration required.

2nd International Research Conference on Huanglongbing
january 10 14, 2011, Orlando, Florida.

http://www. irchlb. orq/hlb. aspx

2011 Florida Citrus Show
january 19 -20, 2011, Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Bubba and Nugene sell a couple of steers they owned and decide to go on a
fishing trip to this great fishing destination they heard about.

They fill their truck up with gas, buy a couple of cases of beer and groceries and
head out to fishing paradise. Upon arrival, they rent a cabin and a boat and
start fishing.

The first afternoon they fish hard, but they don't catch anything.

The same thing happens on the second day, but finally on the third day Bubba
catches a pretty good bass.

As they're driving home, they're really depressed. Bubba turns to Nugene and
says, "Do you realize that one lousy bass we caught cost us seven hundred

To which Nugene replies, "Wow! It's a good thing we didn't catch any more!"

Take Care,

Tim Gaver, Extension Agent citrus
UF/IFAS/St. Lucie Extension
8400 Picos Rd, Suite 101
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 462-1 660
Tci~aver.49@ ufl .ed u

UF/IFAS/St. Lucie Extension Website
http://stl ucie.ifas.ufl.ed u

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