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Yearly archive for 2013

River Ramblings – November 2013

On October 15, 2013, The Club at Pointe West in Vero Beach was the setting for the League’s 83rd annual meeting.  The organization was fortunate enough to have Florida Governor Rick Scott as its featured speaker.2013 November Issue

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River Ramblings – October 2013

Mr. Platts brings life-long citrus industry experience to regional UF-IFAS Extension position.  The University of Florida/IFAS/Extension is pleased to announce that Mr. Platts has been selected to be the Treasure Coast’s Citrus and Fruit Crops Extension Agent.  2013 October Issue

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River Ramblings – September 2013

The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Indian River Citrus League will be held at the Club at Pointe West in Vero Beach on October 15, 2013.  The meeting will feature invited guest speaker Governor Rick Scott. 2013 September Issue

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River Ramblings – June 2013

Even though the industry faced challenges in 2012-2013 season there were some major accomplishments impacting our Indian River growing region that were achieved, and several of the successes impacted the citrus industry as a whole. 2013 June Issue

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River Ramblings – May 2013

The state Legislature agreed to fund $9.5 million in research related activities to combat a terrifying disease known as HLB, or citrus greening that threatens to wipe out Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry and its 76,000 jobs.  2013 May Issue

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River Ramblings – April 2013

In an effort to help its grower members and the industry with building grapefruit juice inventories, the League pursued a grapefruit juice purchase by the USDA. 2013 April Issue

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River Ramblings – March 2013

With family and colleagues in attendance, J. Brantley Schirard, Sr. was inducted into the Citrus Hall of Fame on February 27, 2013. 2013 March Issue

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River Ramblings – February 2013

The Good, bad and the ugly was the description of the Legend of the River recipient J. Brantley Schirard’s life in citrus.  The award, given to an individual for their commitment in support of the Indian River citrus industry, was presented to Schirard for his life time

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USDA Releases February’s Crop Estimate

The forecast for all grapefruit production is unchanged at 18.0 million boxes.  The white grapefruit forecast continues at 5.0 million boxes; the colored grapefruit forecast remains at 13.0 million boxes.  Final fruit sizes for both white and colored grapefruit are the smallest in a series which began

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River Ramblings – January 2013

HLB is still rampant; battles against blight and black spot rage on; and canker continues to be a concern.  The January issue focuses on the 2013 Florida Citrus Show and the topics showcasing the science behind the research. January 2013 issue

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