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Lake County Extension Office schedules citrus field day at Conserv II Distribution Center

RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2007

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office is currently accepting registrations for its Citrus Field Day on Tuesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conserv II Distribution Center off McKinney Road in Orange County.

Topics to be covered during the field day include management techniques for Psyllid and Leafminer control, rootstock evaluation, variety improvement, irrigation scheduling and coverage, weed management and effects of reclaimed water on citrus trees.

Pre-registration is required for the free event. To register or for more information, call Maggie Jarrell at (352) 343-4101 or e-mail mjarrell@ufl.edu. The field day features a BBQ lunch, provided by Syngenta, Farm Credit and Mid-Florida Citrus Foundation. The Citrus Field Day schedule of topics and speakers includes:

• 10-10:15 a.m. — Overview of the Mid-Florida Citrus Foundation and Conserv II Project — Ryan Atwood
• 10:25-10:45 a.m. — Irrigation Coverage and Scheduling — Dr. Larry Parsons
• 10:50-11:10 a.m. — USDA Rootstock Improvement Program — Dr. Kim Bowman
• 11:15-11:35 a.m. — Evaluating New and Existing Valencia Selections — Dr. Bill Castle
• 11:40 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Weed Management — Dr. Steve Futch
• 1:15-1:35 p.m. — Psyllid Control Demonstration Plots — Dr. Michael Rogers
• 1:40-2 p.m. — Monitoring and Control of Citrus Leafminer with Pheromones — Dr. Lukasz Stelinski
• 2:05-2:25 p.m. — Citrus Variety Improvement — Dr. Fred Gmitter
• 2:30-2:50 p.m. — Effects of Reclaimed Water on Citrus Trees — Dr. Kelly Morgan

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