The University of Florida Extension agents were present.
The University of Florida Extension agents were present.
Job Description (Trabajo) in Homestead, FL
Position Type: Part-Time in Homestead (Miami-Dade)
The applicant will assist the Nursery Owner of a 10 acre tropical fruit grove with sugar apple, mamey & sapodilla and a very small nursery of mostly rare palms. (El trabajador apoyará en un vivero de 10 acres de frutas tropicales y palmeras)
You will work from 2 to 3 days per week/8 hours per day. (3 dias por semana/8 horas por día) You will take care of propagation, weeding and general management of nursery plants. (Mantiene las plantas en buen estado sin mala hierbas y replantando cuando se necesite)
You will evaluate the irrigation, light and wind problems and report them. You will pick up fruits and place them ready to sell plants both at the Nursery.
Ayuda al dueño a recoger las frutas y las pone en cajas para venta. Assists the Nursery with facility concerns as they arise so as to maintain the nursery in good repair at all times. Apoya al dueño con problemas que observen en el cuidado del vivero.
Skills / Requirements – Requerimientos • No previous horticultural/nursery experience required. No necesita experiencia previa • Ability to follow instructions and be self-motivated. Que siga ordenes y entusiasta • Ability to work outdoors . Va a trabajar en el vivero (afuera) • Ability to work a flexible schedule. Horario flexible.
Payment: • Starts @ 8.50/hr with increases as they gain experience. Pago es $8.50 por hora a comenzar
Contact information: • Fernando at 786 521 6622.
Please join us on the WPS presentation and questions regarding the proposed changes of this federal law for agricultural workers and handlers.
This time will be offered for farm work community groups and public in general.
You are required to register via Online Registration
The following meeting will be held in Apopka, Fl, but the University of Florida Miami-Dade Extension office will facilitate a polycom/HD video conferencing (live video streaming) of this meeting in Maimi-Dade County. Contact the UF/IFAS Commercial Ornamental Extension agent and WPS Train the trainerfor more information: Vanessa Campoverde (email@example.com) for more information.
09:45 AM-10:05 AM Check-in/Registration at front door of UF/IFAS Extension office
10:00 AM- 10:10 AM Introduction: Kelly Friend, Chief, Bureau Compliance Monitoring
10:10 AM- 10:40 AM WPS Changes Presentatio:Richard Pont, U.S. EPA, Pesticide Programs
10:40 AM- 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM- 11:20 AM Question & Answer Regarding the WPS Rule Proposals
11:20 AM- 11:45 AM Comment Submission Process
Richard Pont, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
11:45 AM- 12:00 PM Wrap-Up
No CEUS will be provided forthis video conference
To update nursery growers, landscapers interested individuals on the latest and best management practices for tackling current ornamental fungal and bacterial plant diseases and to prevent some new ones for this next season.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2014, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 m., in the University of Florida TREC classroom and shadehouses, located in Homestead, Florida. Refreshments and CEUs will be provided for your license renewal.
More info and Online Registration is required: Register Online HERE
More info in the Online flyer: Click Here FLYER
Limited to 30 participants. (Specific location will be sent to you after your register)
For additional information, go to Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension website Calendar: http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/
WHO: UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension
WHAT: Spring 2014 Ornamental Plant Disease Update &Management
WHEN: Tuesday, March 18 of 2014, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00.m
WHERE: UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) 18905 S.W. 280 Street, Homestead, FL 33031
An Update on this invasive snail affecting our County.
Originally posted on Fresh from Florida Plant Industry:
This is our first diary entry of 2014. We hope everyone is enjoying a good beginning to the year.
Inspectors from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services continue to look for and collect snails in 25 core areas of Miami-Dade County. This week we pointed up the importance of rapid and sustained, coordinated action by government agencies like FDACS and USDA when invasive pests are discovered within our state’s borders. We examined the plight of residents of Kerata, a state in India where there are now 59 pockets of giant African land snails. People there are finding the snails in homes and gardens (even in the walls of homes and on the plumbing!) and hearing them crunch under their feet as they walk outside at night. In contrast, our FDACS/DPI teams are making steady progress toward the eradication…
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Participate in this webinar to hear insights and stories from an organic certifier concerning inspections and common issues with a focus on conservation practices related to certification.
This webinar will briefly discuss the process of organic certification including the on-farm inspection. The presenter will describe key issues and concerns that are examined in the inspection and review process. The presentation will include a discussion of common mistakes and anecdotal stories to highlight certifier concerns. Certification requirements related to conservation, such as erosion, biodiversity, soil fertility, and pest management will be highlighted.
Information and registration: Click HERE
When:Feb 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm US/Eastern (1 hour)
Presenter:Callyn Kircher, Farm Program Manager, Oregon Tilth, Corvallis, OR
Webinar Format:AT&T Connect
This webinar is scheduled for Feb 4, 2014 3:00 pm