The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

Florida Statewide Horticulture Newsletter February 27, 2014

UF/IFAS Plant Producer Newsletter team is pleased to announced the first issue of this quarterly newsletter designed and produced by statewide Commercial Horticulture Extension agents:

Winter 2014. issue 1. Content:Winter 2014 Plant Producer Newsletter

  1. CEU Article: An IntegratedApproach to ControllingProduction PestsClick on the image to read
  2. Pest Update:  Xanthomonas on Ficus Trees
  3. Producer Highlight
  4. Research Highlights
  5. General Interest Articles
  6. Business and Tech
  7. Local Interest Article

Please Click on the image to access the first issue

Until next time,

Vanessa

 

Spring 2014 Ornamental Plant Disease Update & Management Workshop February 25, 2014

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

 

 

DPI Diary: A Summary of Social Media Activity at FDACS/DPI January 30, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 7:51 pm

Vanessa:

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.

Giant African land snails still top DPI’s agenda in Miami-Dade

SnailFind19Mar13Inspectors 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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Insights from an Organic Certifier — Webinar Portal January 24, 2014

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Insights from an Organic Certifier — Webinar Portal.

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

 

Chill out: South Florida temperatures to plunge this week – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com January 15, 2014

Chill out: South Florida temperatures to plunge this week – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com.

 

Weather Update for Ag 011414 January 14, 2014

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Weather Update for Ag 011414

 

Job opportunity! UF/IFAS Vegetable Extension Agent (Miami-Dade County) Ends 01/09/14 January 7, 2014

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The position title is University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Vegetable Crops Extension Agent, opening in Miami-Dade County (Homestead).

Includes responsibilities of Pesticide Trainer. Employer is looking for the enthusiastic, energetic person to work with vegetable growers, collaborate with extension specialists and provide pesticide trainings.

The position is open to January 9, 2014 on the UF jobs website.

All interested applicants should go to https://jobs.ufl.edu referencing requisition # 0904532 to apply for this position.

Good luck!

 

 
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