By Frank Giles Citrus growers and industry stakeholders gathered in Bonita Springs last week for the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference. After being sidelined the previous two years due to COVID-19, the conference drew a record crowd of more than 500 registered attendees. The event, hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual, was packed with educational programming and meetings for various …
By Frank Giles Since HLB was first confirmed in Florida more than 15 years ago, the state’s citrus crop has been on a steady decline. This season is set to finish with historically low production. Every segment of the industry has felt the pain of HLB’s endemic march. On the one hand, it is easy to understand why some would …
It is that time of year again when we seek nominations for the next Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner. Since 2000, the honor has grown into the gold standard of industry recognition for those who have made and continue to make a significant impact within and even beyond the Florida citrus community. The Citrus Achievement Award is presented to …
2021 Citrus Achievement Award winner Larry Black is a firm believer in the industry and its future. See why in this exclusive Q&A.
See what 2021 Citrus Achievement Award winner has to say in our latest Q&A feature.
Q&A with 2021 Citrus Achievement Award winner Larry Black yields his take on fertilizer programs, psyllid control, and the family co-op.
See what Larry Black of Peace River Packing Company has to say in Part 1 of this exclusive Q&A series.
See why Larry Black says grower expertise and scientific advancement will eventually win the day over HLB.
Optimistic and progressive producers speak out on what lies ahead for the Sunshine State’s signature crop.
2020 Citrus Achievement Award winner Steven Callaham believes people power will continue to propel the industry forward amid challenges.
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