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Seminar: Breeding Citrus for HLB Tolerance

Seminar: Breeding Citrus for HLB Tolerance

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. No registration fee and lunch is free Thanks to Todd Wilson and Jack Zorn with Tiger-Sul and Ward Gunter with ICL Specialty Fertilizers.
To reserve a seat, call 863 674 4092, or send an e-mail to Dr. Mongi Zekri at: maz@ufl.edu

Seminar
Title: Breeding Citrus for HLB Tolerance
Location: Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Speakers: Dr. Jude Grosser and Dr. Fred Gmitter, UF-IFAS
Coordinator: Mongi Zekri, UF-IFAS
Program Sponsors: Todd Wilson and Jack Zorn with Tiger-Sul and Ward Gunter with ICL Specialty Fertilizers

2 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs)
2 CEUs for Pesticide License Renewal

Agenda
——10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
Rootstocks and genetic X nutritional interactions and impacts on scion performance.
Variation in Rootstock Responses to HLB in ongoing field trials
Screening new rootstock candidates directly for HLB tolerance
Effects of HLB on root nutrition – secondary and micronutrient deficiencies
Emerging successful nutrition programs focusing on root health
Dr. Jude Grosser, UF-IFAS

10:55 AM – 11:05 AM Break

——11:05 AM – 12:00 Noon
DEVELOPMENT OF HLB-TOLERANT CITRUS VARIETIES AND ROOTSTOCKS:
Identification of natural variation for HLB sensitivity
Breeding and potential mutant selection
Characterization of tolerance mechanisms by genetic and anatomical analyses
Potential applications of GMO or CRISPR technologies, and associated challenges
Dr. Fred Gmitter, UF-IFAS