Louisiana Citrus Growers

Promoting and encouraging sustainability in the production and marketing of the Louisiana citrus industry.


LSU AgCenter Citrus Symposium
Docville Farm, Violet Louisiana
May 28, 2022

8:00 AM-8:30 AM          Registration and Coffee
8:30 AM                           Welcome
8:40 AM                           Citrus Clean Plant Network Program- Dr. Raj Singh
9:15 AM                            Postharvest Management of Citrus Fruit- Dr. David Picha
9:45 AM                           Citrus Shrink Wrap Demonstration- Dr. David Picha
9:50 AM                           Fruit Under Screened Environments (FUSE) Research Plans- Dr. Jeb Fields
10:10 AM                          Satsuma Density Update FUSE Tour
10:40 AM                         Break
11:00 AM                          UFL Guest- Citrus Breeding Efforts- Dr. Jude Grosser
Noon                                Working Lunch
12:15 PM                          LDAF Citrus Quarantine Update- Tina Peltier
12:30 PM                         Consumer Citrus Tree Demands and Trends- Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard
1:00 PM                            Needs Assessment and Evaluation Forms

A Long History of Growth and Innovation

Louisiana growers have been at the forefront of innovation within the citrus industry for over 250 years.

Read more about Louisiana citrus history here.


Commercial Growers

Resources for commercial growers, including the most recent LSU AgCenter spray schedule, presentations from the annual Citrus Symposium, and more available here.

Home Growers

Growing citrus at home is a popular pastime. Learn what it takes to keep your trees healthy and productive here.

Citrus Nursery & Orchard Directory

Louisiana is home to some of the best tasting citrus fruit in the world. A wide variety of certified nursery citrus trees are also grown in Louisiana. Shop local today here!

Louisiana Citrus Center of Excellence

Coming soon in 2021! For updates, click here.

Citrus research site to be located in Meraux, LA in partnership with the LSU AgCenter, the Meraux Foundation, and the University of Florida.

The 2021 Citrus Symposium was recorded and is posted in the Commercial Grower’s Resources tab.

Stay In Touch


LSU AgCenter Citrus Point of Contact: Dr. Jeb Fields jfields@agcenter.lsu.edu or (985) 543-4125

Webmaster: Anna Timmerman atimmerman@agcenter.lsu.edu or (504) 736-6519

Growers, please reach out to be added to the updated LSU AgCenter Citrus Contact List. This will ensure you receive spray schedule updates, event invites, and new information.

Please include your name, farm name, address, phone number, and number of trees in production.