The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

2015 Florida Department of Agriculture magazine October 13, 2015

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Mosca oriental de la fruta: viveros October 6, 2015

Si tienes dudas acerca de como la nueva plaga de la mosca oriental de la fruta puede perjudicar tu vivero (nursery), lee esta publicación en español:

mosca oriental fruta

O haz click en el siguiente link: LEER


Oriental Fruit Fly Update Issued 9/22/15 September 23, 2015

Filed under: agricultural pest,Insect and Insect-like,Plant disease — Vanessa @ 5:52 pm

Source: Oriental Fruit Fly Update Issued 9/22/15


APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail December 16, 2014

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica)

To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is notifying stakeholders of one new regulated area (Zone W) for giant African snail (GAS) in Miami-Dade County, Florida and one new regulated area (Zone X) in Broward County, Florida. Program personnel recently detected GAS in these areas that were outside of existing regulated areas in Miami. The revised map and description of the new regulated areas are posted at:

In September 2011, APHIS confirmed the detection of GAS in a residential area of Miami, Florida. GAS is one of the most damaging snails in the world because it is known to consume at least 500 different plants including vegetables, fruits, and ornamental crops. Since the initial detection, APHIS has worked with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to conduct survey, regulatory, control, and outreach activities within the affected areas.

For further information, please call:

National Operations Manager Anthony Man-Son-Hing at 919-855-7331 or
National Policy Manager Charles Brown at 301-851-2119.


South Florida Agricultural Leaders Summit August 6, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 3:17 pm

meeting in progress
Happening right now in the Agricultural area of Miami-Dade County.

The University of Florida Extension agents were present.




Job in nursery/Trabajo en vivero Miami-Dade July 21, 2014

Filed under: Job opportunity/ trabajos — Vanessa @ 2:46 pm
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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.


Overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Proposed Changes May 12, 2014

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 ( 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

  • and other options
  • How to provide effective comments that are more likely to have impact

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

Vanessa Campoverde



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