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Florida State Horticultural Society
The 130th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida
for immediate release
Stuart, Fla–The Florida State Horticultural Society will hold its 130th annual meeting on June 4 through June 6, 2017, at the Westin Tampa Harour Island located at725 South Harbour Island Blvd in Tampa, Florida.
With over 100 technical presentations and special sessions with invited speakers, there will also be a welcome reception, extension luncheon, horticultural crops breakfast, and more to network with friends and colleagues. Both members and nonmembers of FSHS may attend. Industry members, growers and students are especially welcome. Scholarships for students to attend are also available. The Annual Meeting features seminars in applied research on citrus, horticultural and agronomic crops and products. New developments and practices by growers, processors, allied industries and others in Florida will be highlighted. Programs from the sections will include presentations about:
Citrus Section: Foliar nutrition, new varieties, Satsuma production, artificial intelligence, rootstock tolerance to HLB, fertigation, early-season copper sprays, citrus canker, citrus greening, and more;
Handling and Processing Section: Packaging, storage, grapefruit preservation, sugar analysis, sensory evaluation, strawberry cultivars, new technologies, and more;
Garden and Landscape Section: Home horticultural practices, development and use of best management practices, characteristics of different plants, landscapes, pests and more;
Krome Section: Avocados, mangoes, Mangifera, ground covers, papayas, edible garden programs, and more;
Vegetable Section: Field research, kale, smart phone irrigation, oxygen fertilizer, plasticulture, bees, strawberry planting dates, soil moisture, and more;
Natural Resources Section: Environmental education, farm to school programs, invasive species, water quality, extension outreach, and more.
media contact information
Steven Rogers (863) 646-5187
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