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Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Field Day and Workshop
:: April 22, 2009

Addressing Processors’ Questions

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Southwest Florida Research and Education Center
Immokalee, FL


7:30 am
Registration, coffee & wake-up refreshments

7:45 am
Welcome and program outline – Dr. Christine Waddill (UF/IFAS), Dr. John Dunckelman (UF/IFAS) and Dr. Fritz Roka, (UF/IFAS)

8:00 am
Field trip to grove site to observe Oxbo canopy shaker and other harvesting equipment:

  • Abscission Demonstration - Dr. Bob Ebel (UF/IFAS)
  • Yield monitoring and Other Machine Enhancements – Dr Reza Ehsani (UF/IFAS)

10:30 am
Return to SWFREC-Immokalee for presentations:

11:35 am
Perspectives from Citrus Processors:

  • Mr. Mitch Willis & Mr. Dana Stump - Tropicana
  • Mr. Tristan Chapman- Southern Gardens
  • Mr. Dave Crumbly- Florida’s Natural Growers
  • Mr. Marcelo Bellarde – Citrosuco

12:30 pm - Lunch

12:45 pm

1:00 pm - Field Day Evaluation/Adjourn

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