Lowndes – Echols Ag News

2018 Southeastern Citrus Expo

If you are interested in growing citrus and want to learn more from other growers in the southeast, join us for this informative once a year meeting of citrus growers north of Florida.

Friday November 16th. Citriholics Banquet and optional tours

Banquet 6:30 PM
Mama June’s 3286 Inner Perimeter Rd., Valdosta.
229-245-6062
http://www.onealrestaurants.com/mama-junes/

Saturday, Nov. 17. Conference Sessions will be held at Raisin Cane, 3350 Newsome Rd. Valdosta. 229-559-2000
https://www.raisincanevaldosta.com/

Registration 8 – 9:30 AM Rate to be determined.

Fruit competition entry 8 – 9:30, Plant Sales

9:30 – 12 Noon Raffle between speakers

Confirmed speakers
Cally Walker, University of Florida Budwood program.
Anna Jameson, Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Pete Anderson, University of Florida, Quincy Experiment Station
Dr. Jose Chaparro, University of Florida, Citrus breeding and new varieties.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Available at Raisin Cane included with registration

1:00 – 4:00 Tours
Lowndes County Extension Citrus Rootstock trial.
Commercial Satsuma Orchard and Variety Trial
Non-commercial orchard and Nursery

Tour sites are all within a few miles of Raisin Cane.

Mark your calendars and watch for updates on the Southeastern Citrus Expo Facebook page.
If you want to be a vendor please contact Mark Crawford craw142@bellsouth.net or call 229-460-5922

Preconference Private Gardens open to visit on Friday November 16th

Adel, Georgia 25 miles north of Valdosta directly off I-75

Garden of Kent Thomas. Acres of palms, Japanese maples and citrus around a beautiful lake.
305 Kent Dr. , Adel GA 229-560-1544
Traveling south on I-75 exit at the Sparks exit 41. Go east into Sparks and turn right onto US 41 south. When you cross over the railroad bridge just before Adel turn left at the BASE of the bridge onto South Ave. Kent Dr. is the first right off this road. Garden is on the left. Driveway has an enter sign.

Valdosta, Georgia

Garden of JD Thomerson. An outstanding garden of camellias, citrus, gingers and a variety of other interesting plants.
111 East Alden Ave. Valdosta 229-244-1050

Nashville, Georgia approximately 30 miles northeast of Valdosta

Triple Bee Nursery. A new citrus nursery operated by Hershell and Ricky Boyd.1128 Seaborn Boyd Rd., Nashville, GA 229-356-0074, 229-686-7287
Use GPS to locate this location

 

 

 

North Florida/South Georgia Cold Tolerant Citrus Workshop

UF/IFAS EXTENSION TAYLOR AND MADISON COUNTY

NORTH FLORIDA/SOUTH GEORGIA

COLD TOLERANT CITRUS

Sat. June 2,2018

PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

$25 REGISTRATION FEE

UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County • 203 Forest Park Drive • Perry Florida 32348

PLEASE REGISTER BY MAY 30

http://tinyurl.com/ColdTolerantCitrus

AGENDA
8:30–9am Registration
 

9am

Welcome – plan for the day

Mr. Dan Fenneman, UF/IFAS Extension Madison County CED

 

9:05am

Backing up your electric powered freeze protection

Mr. Arley Brillion, Mastery Engine Center, St. Petersburg Florida

 

9:30am

Automating your irrigation, fertigation and freeze protection with air and soil moisture sensors

Doug Crawford, BMP Logic, Trenton Florida

 

10am

Irrigation design for fertigation and chemigation

Dr. Charles Barrett UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley REC

10:30am BREAK – REFRESHMENT – VISIT DISPLAYS
 

11am

Selling citrus – how do I get paid

Mr. Adam Roe, W.G. Roe and Sons, Winter Haven Florida

 

11:30am

Latest innovations in freeze protection

Kim Jones, Bethel Oaks Farm, Monticello Florida and

Clay Lamar, 1 Dog Ventures, Georgia

12pm LUNCH PROVIDED
 

1:15pm

Tour of Grams Legacy Grove in Perry Florida

Andy Jackson

 

Questions? Contact

Clay Olson UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County

850-838-3508 cbolson@ufl.edu

Dan Fenneman UF/IFAS Extension Madison County

850-973-4138 dfenneman@ufl.edu

Fall Satsuma Meeting

There will be a Satsuma Grower’s Fall Update at Lowndes County Extension Office on October 5, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:00. The meeting with cover information on testing fruit quality, an update on HLB and the GA Citrus Association. Registration is $15 and will cover lunch. Please RSVP by October 3rd by calling the office at 229-333-5185.

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Citrus Rust Mites

If you don’t know already, Lowndes County Extension has 2 research trials dealing with satsumas. There are also numerous growers in the county and surrounding counties that have satsumas. Jake Price coordinates and oversees the research trials. A pest to be looking for is the citrus rust mite. Below are pictures of the mite and the damage they cause. This mite can cause damage to the fruit in mid – summer and also in the fall. If you need more information about the mite and how to control it, you can look at the Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide.

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