During this year’s Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference, Mike Sparks, Executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM), told attendees that 20 million trees need to be re-planted to reach pre-HLB production levels. He drove this point home while reviewing new Florida citrus planting incentives.
Now there are a handful of public and private programs available to help nudge growers to plant trees.
According to FCM, representatives from FDACS and the USDA will be on hand to discuss every aspect of the programs and why you should take part.
The dates for the workshops are as follows: