• 7:30 Breakfast with Vendors

    Grab a bite to eat and meet with exhibitors.

  • 8:45 Welcoming remarks

    Jack Rechcigl, UF/IFAS GCREC, Center Director and Professor
    Frank Giles, AgNet Media, Editor-in-Chief

  • 9:00 - Scott Angle, UF/IFAS

    A New Era: How AI and Nutrient Rate Research Will Be Game Changers

  • 9:15 - Cathy Burns, International Fresh Produce Association

    Industry Insights: What’s on the Horizon for Produce

  • 9:45 - Jerry Parrish, Florida State University

    Predicting Florida’s Economic Outlook by the Data

  • 10:15 - Greg Fowler, CNI

    2023 Crop Protection Supply and Price Trends

  • 10:45 - Q&A with Session Speakers

  • 11:00 - Visit Trade Show and Lunch

  • 12:30 - CEU Sessions Begin

    There will be two sets of concurrent CEU courses

Pest Management Session      

  • 12:30 - Techniques to Optimize Herbicide Effectiveness

    Nathan Boyd, UF/IFAS

  • 12:50 - Arthropod Management Using Biological, Cultural and Physical Controls

    Sriyanka Lahiri, UF

  • 1:10 - MELCAST: Spray-Advisory System for Management of Foliar Diseases in Florida Watermelon

    Matthews Paret, UF/IFAS

  • 1:30 - Peeking Under the Plastic: What Happens to Soil Microbes When You Fumigate

    Sarah Strauss, UF/IFAS

Breeding Programs at GCREC

  • 12:30 - Breeding Efforts for Resistance to Neopestalotiopsis Disease in Strawberry

    Seonghee Lee and Vance Whitaker, UF/IFAS

  • 12:50 - Breeding Strategies to Incorporate Novel Resistances for Protection Against Bacterial Spot and Target Spot of Tomato

    Sam Hutton, UF/IFAS

  • 1:10 - Blackberry Breeding and Variety Trials

    Zhanao Deng, UF/IFAS

  • 1:30 - Viability of Artichoke and Hops as New Specialty Crops in Florida

    Shinsuke Agehara, UF/IFAS

  • Field Tours

    Start Times: 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Alternative Crops Tour


  • Nematode Management

  • Plant Pathology and Disease Management

  • Weed Management

  • Hops Yard/Beer Tasting