Register now for IRCHLB Grower Day – April 21, 2017
The 2017 Grower Day will be held on Friday, April 21st, at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred from 9 am to 12 pm. Lunch will be provided afterward by Florida Citrus Mutual. Please RSVP to Clark Baxley at [email protected] by April 17th.
A clear advantage of holding the International Research Conference on HLB (IRCHLB) every two years is the intense immersion that is made possible by several hundred scientists from around the world spending several days exchanging information and results of their research. Such a large collection of scientists focused on the topic of HLB results in information sharing and coordinated efforts going forward, which should lead to earlier solutions and best use of funding support.
A more important advantage of the meeting being held in Florida is the opportunity to share the outcomes of these technical presentations and discussions with citrus growers so that they, too are made aware of results coming from the research. Separating the grower day from technical discussions has proven beneficial.
The April date allows participants in the IRCHLB to capture and summarize outcomes important to growers, and to prepare a program that is truly focused on communicating results to growers. This year the grower day will be built around current challenges to growers in managing citrus in the presence of HLB.
Program content and agenda is currently being prepared and will be disseminated upon completion.