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River Ramblings – November 2014

What’s the Latest on USDA Citrus Scion Breeding? In its 120 year history, the USDA citrus scion breeding program has provided the mainstays of the Florida specialty citrus industry. The top six USDA specialty cultivars (‘Murcott’, ‘Sunburst’, ‘Minneola’, ‘Orlando’, ‘Fallglo’, and ‘Robinson’) account for 5.7% of total

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River Ramblings – October 2014

Local citrus industry leaders had the opportunity for some one on one time with Florida Governor Rick Scott on October 16, 2014 in Vero Beach. With IMG Citrus packinghouse as the backdrop, Scott along with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

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River Ramblings – September 2014

The 84th Annual Meeting of the Indian River Citrus League will be held at the Club at Pointe West, 7500 14th Lane, Vero Beach, FL on October 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will feature Rick Dantzler, Florida State Director of USDA/FSA and Dr. Brian Scully,

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River Ramblings – June 2014

Even though the industry faced challenges in 2013-2014 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.2014 June Issue

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River Ramblings – May 2014

A field day on April 30 in the Indian River citrus growing area of Florida demonstrated ongoing work to evaluate the value of applied heat in treating trees affected by Huanglongbing (HLB). More than 175 growers and other interested parties participated in this day-long event organized by

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River Ramblings – April 2014

The Indian River Citrus League welcomes Scott Lambeth as its incoming president.2014 April Issue

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River Ramblings – March 2014

During the League’s February board meeting, Dr. Melissa Doud, a postdoctoral research associate under the supervision of Dr. Yong-Ping Duan at the USDA ARS USHRL gave a presentation on thermal treatment of HLB-affected citrus trees.2014 March Issue

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River Ramblings – February 2014

The 2014 Florida Citrus Show marked a record-breaking turnout with nearly 800 attendees on hand for the two-day educational program, tradeshow and networking opportunity. Produced in partnership by Florida Grower magazine, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and the Indian River Citrus League,

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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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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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