Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society

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The Florida State Horticultural Society (FSHS) announces that it will hold its 131st annual meeting on June 10 through June 12, 2018, at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel located at 1617 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, 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 the following topics:

Citrus Section: Recommendations to combat HLB, black spot, canker and other diseases; new varieties; improved cultural practices and technologies to manage insects, plant fertility, irrigation and water quality, and more

Handling and Processing Section: Packaging, storage, quality and sensory evaluations, evaluation of new cultivars, treatments to extend fresh produce shelf life, new processing techniques, 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, ground covers, papayas, edible garden programs, and more

Vegetable Section: Plasticulture, new varieties and other improved cultural practices and technologies to manage insects, diseases, plant fertility, irrigation and water quality, and more

Natural Resources Section: Environmental education, farm-to-school programs, invasive species, water quality, Extension outreach, and more.

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