1 Highlands Citrus E Talk 4509 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 (863) 402 6540 The Highlands County Citrus Extension Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 4 April 4, 2011 Mid Florida Foundat ion Field D ay at Conserve II Again the Mid Florida Citrus Foundation is having a Field D ay to showcase their Citrus Research Trials. 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 The program will be field tours to see the results of work done on citrus nutrition, weed management, ACP & Leafminer management, pesticide management, and new citrus varieties. Also will be Peach, Pomegranate and Olive production. Growers who attended this field day last year all said that it was well worth the trip. Th e program will cover many subjects and allow you to see the results. To register go to: http://mfcffieldday.eventbrite.com Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Field Day: 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 Med f ly A third M ed f ly has been found in Pompano Beach in Broward County. The first two were males; the third is egg bearing female. A quarantine area has been established with an increase d number of traps. A Sterile Insect Technique treatment is being implemented where the area is being inundated with sterile male Med Flies.
2 Florida Citrus Mutual Area Meeting Florid a Citrus Mutual will be hosting its Area Meeting for growers in Highlands and Hardee Yo u do not need to be a member to attend formation about the area meetings or Florida Citrus Mutual you can contact Laurie Hurner at: LaurieH@flcitrusmutual.com or Rusty Wiygul at: email@example.com Bel ay 50 WDG 24c Label for Citrus A 24c (special local need) label has just been approved for the use of Belay 50WDG Insecticide on non bearing Florida citrus. Belay 50WDG is a product of Valent U.S.A. Corporation. The active ingredient in this product is clothianidin, a neonicotinoid insecticide with pest control characteristics similar to imidacloprid (Admire) and thiamethoxam (Platinum). It can be used in addition to imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. It has the same Mode of Action as imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, hence they all three should be alternated with other chemicals with a different Mode of Action. The use of this product at the current time is only permitted on non bearing trees. ye Disclaimer: The use of trade names in this communication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this communication does not signif y our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition. 2012 Youth Citrus Program T he 2012 Highlands Youth Citrus P rogram is coming up again. The entry deadline is Friday April 15, 2011 For a program flier and registration form one can go to: http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu/4 H/4 H.shtml This program is open to all Youth in Highlands County between the ages of eight and eighteen. Although we prefer participants be enrolled in 4 H or FFA, it is not required. Participants will grow two citrus trees, one of which will be judged and exhibited and sell at the 2012 Highlands County Fair. They will prepare an Informational Display Board on a citrus related topic which will be judged and exhibited at the 2012 Highlands County Fair. They will attend four three workshops to learn about how to grow a citrus tree and go on a tour to see a com mercial citrus enterprise. They will keep records of their project chronicling all they do with the project. The record books are judged also.
3 Points are awarded in each of the above five categories of activities and an Overall Grand and Reserve Champio n selected. Ribbons are awarded for the citrus tree, display board, and record book categories and top winners in each category. Premiums are paid for the awards received. Corporate Sponsors for the Highlands Youth Citrus Program include: Wedgworth Fertilizer, Monsanto Chemical Company; Syngenta Crop Protection, Triangle Chemical Company, and Cutrale Citrus juices, Inc. Please help us thank them for their support. Update on Citrus Black Spot By, Dr. Megan Dewdney Citrus black spot (CBS) has continued to be a problem in South West Florida in Collier and Hendry Counties. The number of finds and disease intensity are higher than in 2010. We were finding symptoms that were not present last year such as false melanose and virulent spot. So far most finds have been on Valencia and the symptoms have been visible in mid to lat e March. DPI says that there have been no new suspect finds in the last 2 weeks. The quarantine areas have expanded, but revisions from APHIS are expected as the most recent finds are taken I n to account. In found Guignardia spp. ascospores, the spores responsible for the majority of infections, in all months except December 2010 and January 2011. Spores were first found in mid February and by early March, modera te to large spore numbers were trapped. This means that the fungus is active at the moment but it is unclear what this means in terms of disease control at this time of year. The first year of spore trapping has yet to be completed. Spray a pplication s for black spot should go out no later the beginning of May. See the Florida Pest Management Guide for further control details. NOW is the time to be looking intently in your groves for Citrus Black Spot. You and your workers are in your groves every day! I have posters with pictures of Citrus Black Spot that you can have to post up at your assembly point for workers each day. I can get copies to you. If you would like for someone to come to your shop and present a brief program on Citrus Black Spot, I D just let me know. If Citrus Black Spot is in your grove, the sooner you know it, the better the results will be. For more information on Citrus Black Spot, go to: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp135 Or http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pest/PDF/2011/Citrus%20Black%20Spot.pdf
4 Update on Sweet Orange Scab By Dr. Megan Dewdney Sweet orange scab finds are spreading through the state with 11 counties considered positive. Most of the fruit have been from dooryards with only 2 finds in commercial groves, 1 in Sarasota and another in Indian River. The most recent find was in Polk C ounty but not near commercial sites. A f ew suspect finds were submitted to DPI in the last few weeks. lab and DPI continue to be unsuccessful in isolating a fungus but have been able to get a positive PCR test. We are not sure what is actu ally occurring in Florida yet. Despite this, APHIS had placed Florida under a state wide quarantine along with Arizona, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. In Texas, there have been fungi isolated from frui t in commercial groves. Dr. Dewdney is working with Texas to determine if their isolates cause disease but this is on going. For more information on Sweet Orange Scab you can go to: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp147 Tim Hurner, Multi County Citrus Extension Agent Highlands County 5867 Tele: (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 Opportuni ty 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 Cooperative Extension Programs, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
5 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
6 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Highlands County Citrus Extension Program Sponsors 2010 1011 Dow AgroSciences Scott H ouk 13543 Troia Drive Estero, FL 33928
May 10th, 2011 May 10th, 2011 May 10th, 2011 2011 MID FLORIDA CITRUS FOUNDATION FIELD DAY AT CONSERV II For directions from your location please go to: http://waterconservii.com/WC2Directions.htm Directions to Conserv II 9:00-9:45 Welcome and discussion of Nutritional demonstration areas-Ryan Atwood 10:00-10:20 Herbicide Trial results-Dr. Steve Futch 10:25-10:50 ACP & Leafminer mana gement: biological pesticide alternatives and resistance management. Dr. Lukasz Stelinski 10:50-11:15 Citrus Health Manage ment Area efforts and Results-Dr. Michael Rogers 11:25-11:50 Midsweet and Valencia field trial and new upcoming Valencia release-Dr Jude Grosser 11:55-12:15 Wind speeds within a grove what you need to know for successful spray app lications-Chris Oswalt 12:30-1:15 Lunch sponsored by Dow Agrosciences, Syngenta and Bayer Cropscience. Lunch speaker Dr. Jim Graham 1:20-1:45 Peach varieties for Florida-Dr. Jose Chaparro 1:45-2:10 Thinning Florida Peaches-Gary England 2:10-2:35 Proper pruning and Ec onomics of peaches-Dr. Mercy Olmstead 2:45-3:15 Pomegranates for Fl orida? Dr. Bill Castle 3:15-3:35 Olives for Florida? Richard Williams Topics include: The Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORI DA A. & M. UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM, AND BOAR DS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lunch Sponsors...
9:00-9:45 Welcome and disc ussion of Nutritional demon stration areas -Ryan Atwood 10:00-10:20 Herbicide Trial re sults -Dr. Steve Futch 10:25-10:50 ACP & Leafminer ma nagement: biological pesti cide alternatives and resistance management. Dr. Lukasz Stelinski 10:50-11:15 Citrus Health Management Area efforts -Dr. Michael Rogers 11:25-11:50 Midsweet and Valenci a field trial and new upcoming Valencia release -Dr. Jude Grosser 11:55-12:15 Wind speeds within a gro ve what you need to know for successful spray applications -Chris Oswalt 12:30-1:15 Lunch sponsored by Dow Agrosciences, Syngenta and Bayer Cropscience. Lunch speaker Dr. Jim Graham 1:20-1:45 Peach varieties for Florida-Dr. Jose Chaparro 1:45-2:10 Thinning Fl orida Peaches-Gary England 2:10-2:35 Proper pruning and Economics of peaches -Dr. Mercy Olmstead 2:45-3:15 Pomegranates for Florida? Dr. Bill Castle 3:15-3:35 Olives for Florida? Richard Williams Lake County Extension 1951 Woodlea Road Tavares, FL 32778 MFCF/Conserv II Field Day Registration Name Address Phone Citrus Field Day Schedule Phone: 352-343-4101 Fax: 352-343-2767 E-mail: email@example.com Email Address
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
Florida Citrus Mutual 2011 Area Meetings All Growers are welcome! All meetings start at 11:30 a.m. April 19 Bartow W.H. Stuart Ag Center Elections will be held for Districts 5 & 6 April 20 Vero Beach Indian River Citrus League Elections will be held for District 7 April 26 Zolfo Springs T he Linda Lou ~ Jay Clark Ranch Elections will be held for Districts 8 & 9 April 27 Immokalee South West Florida Research & Education Cente r Elections will be held for Districts 10 May 3 Tavares Lake County Extension Office Elections will be held for Districts 1, 2, 3 & 4 LUNCH WILL BE SERVED Please RSVP to Clark at 863.682.1111 or email at email@example.com by the Friday before the date of each meeting