Bacon County Ag Update

Citrus Growers Summer Update

There is going interest in bacon county in Citrus. This meeting in Valdosta will be a opportunity to pick up a bit more information.

Citrus Grower’s Summer Update

 

July 26, 2017

Lowndes County Extension Office

2102 E. Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31636

 

 

 

11:30               Registration

 

12:00               Lunch and Welcome

Mr. Jake Price, Lowndes County Extension

 

12:45               Asian Citrus Psyllid Management and Current Findings of Recent Surveys

                                    Dr. Xavier Martini, Entomologist, UF/IFAS

 

1:15                 Update on the Georgia Industry and Current/Future Research Projects

Mr. Jake Price – Lowndes County Extension Agent

           

1:45                 The Basics of Breeding New Citrus Varieties

Dr. Jack Hearn, USDA/ARS Plant Breeder –retired

 

2:15                 Update on New Citrus Releases From UGA

Dr. Wayne Hanna, UGA Crop and Soil Science

 

2:35                 Georgia Citrus Grower’s Association Update

Lindy Savelle, President of Georgia Citrus Grower’s Association

 

2:50-3:00         North Florida Citrus Update

                                    Mr. Dan Fenneman, Mr. Clay Olson, Madison & Taylor Counties

 

 

Moderator- Andrew Sawyer-Thomas County Extension

 

Registration Fee is $20.00 at the door. Please RSVP by July 24th so we can plan for the meal.     Call 229-333-5185. Make checks payable to Lowndes County Extension/4-H.