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Project Title: A Review of the Citrus Greening Research and Development Efforts Supported by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation: Fighting a Ravaging Disease

PIN: DELS-BANR-16-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ables, Camilla Yandoc

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Biology and Life Sciences

Webinar on the Economic Impacts of HLB/HLB Management
October 18, 2017 - October 18, 2017

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jenna Briscoe


Register Here


10:00 am - Welcome, introductions, and overview of webinar agenda
Jacque Fletcher, Committee Chair


10:10 am - Economic impact of FL citrus industry and the importance of investment in HLB mitigation and management strategies in preserving the industry for the long-term
Marisa Zansler, Florida Department of Citrus

10:40 am - Q&A

10:45 am - Economic evaluation of ACP/HLB control/management strategies
Fritz Roka, UF Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

11:05 am - Q&A

11:10 am - Economic barriers to participation in Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)
Ariel Singerman, UF CREC

11:30 am - Consumer attitudes toward genetic modification to manage HLB
Lisa House, UF

11:50 am - Q&A

Invited speakers may address these questions in their presentations or during the discussion (Part II of webinar).

- In what ways do sociological and economic factors influence the successful implementation of scientifically-derived HLB management strategies?
- How can the social science and agricultural economics research communities help the citrus industry with HLB management?
- Is there a need for more economic/sociological studies, and if so, on what topics related to HLB/HLB management?
- Are the current assessment methods suitable and adequate or is there a need for different models and resource bases?
- How can we increase research utilization and ensure that the best available knowledge is used to inform policy and grower practice?


Discussants: All invited speakers, committee members, invited discussants, and registered participants.

11:55 am - Discussion guidelines
Jacque Fletcher, Committee Chair

12:00 pm - Discussion
- Experiences and insights from work on the economic aspects of HLB/HLB management
- Possible ways to overcome the current challenges in this area of research
- Approaches or techniques that are worth exploring

1:00 pm - Closing remarks/adjourn webinar