UF/IFAS to Host Upcoming Citrus Events

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LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) faculty are hosting a number of events for citrus growers in the upcoming weeks. All events are free but require preregistration.

Oct. 26                 Citrus Nutrition Day   9 a.m. to Noon

                                    Citrus Research and Education Center 

                                    Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall

                                    700 Experiment Road

Lake Alfred, Fla.

Join us for this in-person event and hear about citrus nutrition research updates and strategies for applying nutrients in Florida citrus. Lunch provided.

Registration required: Citrus Nutrition Day Tickets, Oct. 26, 2021, at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Oct. 26                 Citrus Black Spot Training Workshop   9 a.m. to Noon

                                    Turner Agri-Civic Center

                                    2250 NE Roan St.

                                    Arcadia, Fla.  34266

Citrus Black Spot is a fungal disease that has been found in five southwest Florida counties. This disease has the potential to continue moving north through the citrus growing regions. Participants will learn how to detect citrus black spot in the grove, be provided with management options and learn about regulatory procedures. Lunch provided.

Registration required:  https://bit.ly/3062qG9

Nov. 16             CREC Open House/Field Day 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

                                    700 Experiment Station Road

                                    Lake Alfred, Fla.

Learn more about techniques that you can use in your groves now to increase yield, fight fruit drop, manage pests, improve nutrition and more. Over 20 interactive, hand-on exhibits. Visit research sites in the afternoon. Lunch provided. 

Preregistration required: https://crecfieldday21.eventbrite.com

Nov. 17             Zoom seminar on Winter Weather and Citrus 10 a.m.

Presentations on winter weather watch, ag weather forecasts, freeze protection, Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) and cold protection and irrigation tools. Presented by Chris Oswalt and Rick Lusher and coordinated by Mongi Zekri. Free.

Registration required:   https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkceCvqz0oE9Z7C8otI7kictWalOyZdG2Q  

Source: UF/IFAS News