Citrus Health Management Areas (CHMAs)

Citrus Health Management Areas

West Manatee CHMA News Archive

    10/25/13 There will be a meeting of the East Manatee, West Manatee, and Manasota CHMAs on Wednesday November 20th at 12:00pm. The meeting will be held at the SMR Bunkhouse off of Uihlein Rd. Please RSVP to Steve John by Friday November 15th so we have enough food for lunch.

    Steve John Contact information:
    Phone: 941.708.3322
    Mobile: 941.812.9982
    steve.john@smrfarms.com

    9/17/13 The CHMA meeting scheduled for September 19th has been postponed for the time being. The meeting will be rescheduled for a later date, likely October 29. For more information contact grower coordinator Steve Johns.

    9/10/13 There will be a CHMA meeting on September 19, 2013 for the East Manatee, West Manatee, and Manasota CHMA. The meeting will begin at 6:00PM. The location for the CHMA meeting is:

    10249 Corbett John Rd. Parish, Fl. 34219

    Please RSVP to Steve John if you will be attending the dinner and meeting. Steve can be contacted by phone at (941) 812-9982
    or email - Steve.john@smrfarms.com

    8/20/13 There will be CHMA meeting on September 19, 2013 for the East Manatee, West Manatee, and Manasota CHMA. The meeting will begin at 6:00PM. The location for the CHMA meeting is:

    10249 Corbett John Rd. Parish, Fl. 34219

    Contact Steve John, Steve Futch (UF), or Brandon Page (UF) for more information about the meeting.

    7/3/13 Buford Creech, with Creech Crop Services, will be the guest speaker at a lunch & learn that is being hosted by SMR Farms and The Anderson's. For those who may not know Buford, he is a wealth of information and has been consulting for me the past 2 years. For the lunch and learn Buford will focus on water quality and evaluation along with how water quality ties in with fertilizing and other cultural practices. Please feel free to bring any water sample results you may have for Buford's free advice and direction on the results.

    The date for the session is July 23rd and will start at 10:00 am and will be over at 2:00 pm with lunch being provided at noon. Also we want you to invite anyone within the industry that you may feel would benefit from hearing Buford speak on this topic. Please RSVP to Steve John by Tuesday, July 16th .

    Steve John
    (941) 812-9982
    Steve.john@smrfarms.com

    8/29/12 A citrus health management area (CHMA) meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 at SMR Farms, 5010 Uihlein Road, Bradenton, FL from 11 AM until 1 PM. Area CHMA coordinators, Steve John and Buddy Keen are hosting the meeting to encourage area citrus growers to participate in area wide sprays to control psyllids. The meeting is being hosted by the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association and University of Florida IFAS.

    Directions to the meeting location are as follows: travel 1 mile east of Lorraine Road on SR 70, turn north on Uihlein and travel approximately 1.5 miles and the meeting location will be on your left. Speakers for the program include Greg Carlton with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Brandon Page with the University of Florida IFAS.

    To ensure adequate meals are provided, please call Jane Wilson at 863-956-8643 to reserve your lunch. Lunch is being provided by Syngenta