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January 18, 2018 Dr. Ronald Cave: UF Research

Ronald D. Cave, PhD {bio} is an entomologist (insect scientist) specializing in biological controls, an Associate Professor and now the director at the University of Florida Indian River Research & Education Center in Fort Pierce (where we used to meet … Continue reading

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December 21, 2017 Christmas Feast

Our annual holiday feast this year is Thursday, 12/21 at 7:00 pm at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden Pavilion. As usual, it is open to club members and their immediate family. Guests can also attend for $10. The club … Continue reading

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November 16, 2017 Larry Zimmerman–Cold Protection

Larry Zimmerman will go over how to winterize your cold sensitive tropical fruit trees to keep them as healthy as possible when we get severe winter weather. PDF of the Keynote presentation. • We will have our usual fruit tree … Continue reading

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October 19, 2017–Grafting 101

UPDATE: Slide presentation from the meeting (PDF). Check out the grafting videos (under the VIDEOS tab above) as well as the top working video. Propagation chart. We have gotten many requests for a grafting class. Grafting is when you take … Continue reading

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September 21, 2017–Tropical Fruit annual self-help clinic

UPDATE: Your hands-on homework to get ready for October’s grafting theory workshop is to find a tree you would like to graft. On a few branches, cut off the end leaves to encourage the terminal buds to begin to swell. … Continue reading

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August 17, 2017 John Fedock–Compost Tea

UPDATE: Compost Tea – Rebuild Living Soil (Powerpoint presentation from the meeting) How to improve the quality of your soil to optimize the health, vigor and productivity of your fruit trees and other plants in your garden is our topic … Continue reading

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July 20, 2017 Har Mahdeem–Sapotaceae

Our speaker this month is Har Mahdeem. You might meet him if you visit Truly Tropical in Delray Beach to find mangoes. Har has extensive experience with tropical fruit and it is always a pleasure to hear him speak on … Continue reading

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