Citrus growers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Georgia and Alabama are invited to attend the 2019 Citrus Health Forum. The workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (155 Research Road, Quincy, FL). Registration begins at 8:30 AM EST with the meeting starting at 9:00 AM and concluding at 3:00 PM. The workshop registration fee is $10 and includes refreshments and lunch.

This event will focus primarily on production practices associated with cold hardy citrus. Discussion topics will include variety performance, insect and disease pest management, HLB detection methods and enterprise budgets. A variety of CEUs will be available, including Certified Crop Advisor, Florida, Georgia and Alabama pesticide CEUs.

The Cold Hardy Citrus Association will meet following the workshop.  To register, please contact Charlene at or by phone at 850-875-7105. For more information on the meeting, or to help sponsor the event, contact Xavier Martini at or 850-875-7160.

Use the following link to the flyer: 2019 Citrus Health Forum

A.M (all times Eastern)
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome – Dr. Glen Aiken, UF/IFAS NFREC-Center Director

9:15 Cold Hardy Citrus Varieties for North Florida – Dr. Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS NFREC Horticulture
9:45 Arthropod Pests of Citrus – Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, UF/IFAS CREC Entomology
10:15 Unexpected Diaprepes abbreviatus Infestations in North Florida – Dr. Russ Mizell, UF/IFAS NFREC Entomology
10:30 Break

10:45 Citrus Canker, Alternaria and Scab Diseases of Citrus – Dr. Megan M. Dewdney, UF/IFAS CREC Plant Pathology
11:15 Phytophthora Management and HLB Basics – Dr. Evan G. Johnson, UF/IFAS CREC Plant Pathology
11:45 Lunch

12:45 Detection of HLB by Canines – Dr. Tim R. Gottwald, USDA Plant Pathology
1:10 Asian Citrus Psyllid Distribution and Management in North Florida – Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS NFREC Entomology
1:35 Enterprise Budgets for Satsuma in North Florida – Dr. Kevin R. Athearn, UF/IFAS Economist
2:00 Detection of HLB by Canines: Field Demonstration – Bill Moraitis, F1K9

3:00 Cold Hardy Citrus Association Meeting



Danielle Sprague

Danielle Sprague is an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Jefferson County.