March 8, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 10
Mark Hudson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the March citrus crop forecast. Get the full report.
Larry Black, president of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) board of directors, announced that Harold Browning is resigning as CRDF chief operations officer on March 31, 2018. Get the details.

The impact of HLB on total citrus tree propagations, including the decline in grapefruit and growth in lemons, is addressed by nurseryman Nate Jameson, owner of Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery. Hear more.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has obtained promising research results as well as inconclusive responses from evaluation of nutritional programs in HLB-affected trees. Read more.
The sixth International Research Conference on Huanglongbing (IRCHLB VI) will be held in California. The conference has been scheduled for March 12-16, 2019, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside. Read more.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor late Monday afternoon to urge the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture to immediately release the disaster funding approved by Congress in February to help Floridians who are still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Read more.
After nearly 30 years of service as executive vice president/general manager of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association, Ron Hamel announced his retirement as the organization’s chief administrator. Learn more.
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