CITRUS WORKSHOP, FIELD DAY SET IN FAIRHOPE
Workshop designed for commercial producers & non-commercial hobbyists
FAIRHOPE A field day and workshop on citrus production, especially Satsumas,will be held at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center in Fairhope on Thursday, Nov. 3.
This meeting, set for 8 a.m. until noon, is being held for commercial producers as well as non-commercial citrus hobbyists or those considering citrus as an alternative crop.
Speakers will cover marketing, production, freeze protection, and new varieties.
The Gulf Coast Center is at 8300 State Highway 104, in Fairhope.
The schedule is as follows:
-- 8 a.m. -- Registration at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center Auditorium
-- 8:30 a.m. -- Current Status and Market Potential of Satsuma Mandarins in Alabama; speaker, Dr. Bob Ebel, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
-- 9 a.m. -- Farm-to-School Program for Satsumas; speaker, Eddie Hinson, Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries
-- 9:20 a.m. -- Marketing through Home Shopping Networks; speakers, Gary Cobb & Jon Shelley, Cottage Hill Nurseries.
-- 9:30 a.m. -- Break
-- 9:45 a.m. -- Citrus Insects and IPM; speaker, Dr. Henry Fadamiro, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University
-- 10:15 a.m. -- Citrus Diseases; speaker, Dr. Ed Sikora, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University
-- 10:40 a.m. -- Load Wagons for Research Tour
-- 10:55 a.m. -- Freeze Protection with High Tunnel Greenhouses; speaker, Monte Nesbitt, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University
-- 11:10 a.m. -- Irrigation Freeze Protection
-- 11:30 a.m. -- Young Tree Culture, Varieties
-- 11:50 a.m. -- Travel to Fruit Grading Shed
-- Noon -- Fruit Grading Demonstration, Tasting
-- 12:15 p.m. -- Adjourn