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April 19, 2018–Garima Kakkar, U.F. citrus agent

Our speaker in April is Garima Kakkar. The topic is the work UF does on citrus problems and possible solutions. Ms. Kakkar has been a part of University of Florida/IFAS since 2008 when she started her master’s degree program on … Continue reading

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March 15, 2018–Louise King of Fruit & Spice Park

Our March speaker is Louise King, a staff member at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. The topic is how the Park prepares for hurricane season to minimize damage and how we can apply the principles to our own … Continue reading

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February 15, 2018–Darryl McCullough of Sweet Song Groves

A former math professor at Oklahoma University, Darryl McCullough planted a few varieties of fruit trees in 2012. By 2016 it had grown to 150 fruit trees on just two acres and he launched Sweet Song Groves. Now the treasurer … Continue reading

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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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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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