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INVITATION TO ALL CITRUS GROWERS

Citrus Products of Belize Limited cordially invites all Citrus Growers to an end of crop year meeting to be held at CCB Compound on Saturday, August 29th 2015 at 9:30 a.m.  This meeting has been planned to update growers  on the operations of CPBL and Groups of Companies.  The new Board of CPBL wants to ensure  that CPBL becomes more grower friendly and this meeting is a first step towards that direction.

Transportation will be provided for growers to attend the meeting.  There will be buses from the different areas similarly to what CGA does for their AGM's.   You will also be receiving a copy of this notice and feedback on time buses will leave the different locations.

Thanks for your kind attention to this request and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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New Estimated Final Price for Grapefruit

UPDATE ON FRUIT PAYMENTS-
Grapefruit Revised Submission and Second Payment Notice
The CGA received the second submission for Grapefruit yesterday evening March 25, 2015. The new Estimated Final Price for Grapefruit is $2.5210 per pound solid ($10.3360 per box) or $0.0717 less than the first Fruit Price Submission of $2.5927 per pound solid. The CGA will signal its provisional acceptance to this submission to CPBL pending review so as to ensure Growers get their payments on time.
-$/Per box calculations utilize an average yield of 4.1 P.Solids/box.

The cheques for Grapefruit second payment on deliveries up to March 24, 2015 shall be available for pick up by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 1, 2015.
 
Internship on Regional Management of Citrus Greening

The Citrus Growers Association (CGA) - Citrus Research and Education Institute (CREI), under the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Technical Assistance for the regional management of Huanglongbing (HLB) in Latin America and the Caribbean, is conducting a Technical Internship on Regional Management of Citrus Greening for professional from various Caribbean countries commencing on the 25th through the 27th of March, 2015 at the Citrus Growers Association Office Complex situated at mile 9 1/2 Stann Creek Valley Road.

The main objective of this forum is to share the work CREI is doing in Belize in an effort to contribute to the sustainability of the citrus production in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for the benefit of the agriculture sector especially in areas of high vulnerability to the HLB disease. Participants will learn hands-on and practical techniques and strategies related to regional management of HLB including the various laboratory and field components of  the four pronged HLB management program. Topics will include the Area-wide Integrated Management System (AIMS) to control the vector of HLB (D. citri) in commercial citrus groves, Biological control through the use of a Tamarixia wasp and fungal pathogens to control the vector of HLB in backyard and abandoned groves, Laboratory diagnosis of HLB, the Belize Citrus Certification Programme as a tool to manage HLB and the use of Shoot Tip Grafting (STG) technology to remove pathogens from citrus germplasm materials.
 
Grapefruit First Estimated Final Price 2014-15
Notice to Citrus Growers

Growers are hereby informed that CPBL (CCB) factory will be opened to receive mature grapefruit commencing Wednesday, October 29th to Friday, October 31st 2014 and Monday November 3rd to Friday November 7th 2014 between the horns of  7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the 2014-2015 crop year.

The estimated final price for 2014-2015 crop is $2.5927 per pound solids. Growers will receive a 65% advance as first payment of $1.6852 per  pound solids on delivery.

Growers are asked to get their fruit tested for maturity, get their license and their schedule before delivery of grapefruits to the factory. Please contact your CCA for license and schedule at 522-3511/3585/3547.
 
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