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Lake County Extension Office to host educational program on Oct. 31 about citrus disease management

RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2006

TAVARES — The Lake County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting a program titled “Observations on Citrus Disease Management in Brazil: Potential Opportunities for Florida Citrus” on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The intended audience of this free program is local citrus growers. Registration is required by Saturday, Oct. 28, by calling Maggie Jarrell of the Lake County Cooperative Extension Office at (352) 343-4101 or e-mailing mjarrell@ufl.edu.

The tentative schedule of speakers at the program is as follows:
• Citrus Canker Management — Chris Oswalt, Commercial Citrus Extension Agent at the Polk County Cooperative Extension Office

• Citrus Greening Management — Dr. Kuang Ren Chung from the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center

• Scouting Programs for the Asian Citrus Psyllid — Gary England, Regional Specialized Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent at the Sumter County Cooperative Extension Office

• Overview of Asian Citrus Psyllid Control — Dr. Michael Rogers from the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center

• Other Citrus Diseases of Importance in Brazil and their Management — Dr. Steve Futch from the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center

• Citrus Health Response Program (CHRP) Compliance Agreements — Mark Estes, Regulatory Director of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, Division of Plant Industry

• Canker and Greening Training as Required under CHRP — Holly Chamberlain, Coordinator of the citrus canker education program at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center

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