Commercial Grower Resources

The 2022 LSU AgCenter Citrus Symposium was recorded and the lectures will be posted here by July 1st. The presentations, handouts and virtual lectures are posted currently.

The Citrus Clean Plant Network- Dr. Raj Singh:

Fruit Under Screened Environments (FUSE) Research Update- Dr. Jeb Fields, Anna Timmerman:

Fruit Under Screened Environments (FUSE) Tour Part 1:

Fruit Under Screened Environments (FUSE) Tour Part 2:

LDAF Update from Tina Peltier:

Consumer Trends in Citrus- Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard:

Jude Grosser UFL Citrus Breeding Update

The 2021 LSU AgCenter Citrus Symposium was recorded.

Symposium Files and Resources:

Program for Saturday, February 20th:
8:30-9 AM: Login Time
9 AM: Welcome and Introductions from the LSU AgCenter and Meraux Foundation
9:30 AM: Chris Oswalt, UF Citrus Extension Agent- A Citrus AI App to Diagnose Nutritional Deficiencies, Diseases, and Pests in the Field
10:30 AM: Jamie Rodreguez, USDA-FSA County Executive Director- Disaster Assistance Programs for Citrus Producers: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP)
11:30 AM: Dr. Raj Singh, LSU AgCenter Horticulture Pathology Specialist and Assistant Professor- Susceptibility of Commercially Available Satsuma Cultivars to Citrus Canker
12:30 PM: Dr. Jeb Fields, LSU AgCenter Commercial Horticulture Specialist and Assistant Professor- Virtual Tour of the Docville Farm FUSE (Fruit Under Screened Environments) Facility
12:40 PM: Anna Timmerman, LSU AgCenter Horticulture Extension Agent- Initial FUSE Containerized Satsuma Research Plan and Future Considerations
1 PM: Adjourn

Growing Finger Limes in Florida: Lessons Learned So Far

Oak Leaf Extracts Display Curative Effects Against HLB

Louisiana Commercial Grower Updates

4/14/2020: USDA-APHIS authorized the importation of fresh citrus fruit from China. Public notice of this directive is available here: This will directly impact the fresh citrus market throughout the US. Growers should direct their questions and concerns to

4/21/2020: From the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association (LNLA):

Here is a helpful video we have put together for you!

We are many rules and regulations in our citrus industry in place to combat the spread of diseases.  I wanted to share with you all a personal sanitizing station we have had on our nursery for some time now and during this Covid-19 pandemic have found it to be all the more useful in protecting ourselves and our employees.  
There are many products on the market that are available to us to use but these are the ones we use.

The motor that I mention in the video is available on amazon. EZ Travel Collection Electric Water Pump Continuous Industrial Duty (1/2 HP Motor) by RVTravelMats
Learn more:

This is a pretty easy set up that could be built on your facility or possibly a traveling unit. Our intent of this information is solely to share and help!

Thank you all and God Bless,

Ricky Becnel, Saxon Becnel & Sons 
LNLA President

Cari Jane Murray
LNLA Executive Secretary

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