The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association invites industry on a bus tour

The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association Bus Tour has been scheduled for November 20. The bus will depart from the Hardee Civic Center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Stops will include the CREC in Lake Alfred, where attendees will be touring the Citrus Under Protective Screening (CUPS) and hear a presentation from Dr. Arnold Schumann. Attendees are asked to not enter into a grove before coming to the CREC. The next stop will be the FDACS Arboretum in Winter Haven, where staff will present a tour and discussion on the antimicrobial trials currently underway there. An inside look at the Citrus Budwood Facility will be included.

The rootstock trials and evaluation being done at the St. Helena Grove near Lake Wales will be another topic included in the tour.  Dr. Jude Grosser will be providing a presentation and a tour of the grove.  Our last stop on the tour will be at the Biological Control Lab in Dundee. There will be a tour and a presentation on the Tamarixia radiata wasp. We want our attendees to leave with a better understanding of the short term and long term solutions for growing citrus in the HLB era.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Katie at 863-494-0061 or [email protected]. We would like to thank our sponsor, Yara North America, for making this event possible.