The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

FREE Pest Training Detection for Public Garden Staff and Volunteers! April 3, 2013

If you work, volunteer or know someone who does at any Miami public garden. This a great opportunity for a FREE training on invasive pests on public gardens. The University of Florida in partnership with great institutions will offer a full day program to train you! So, yes this UF/IFAS Extension agent leaves the agricultural area (Homestead and SW Kendall area) too and go to the city to be part of this team of amazing speakers! Don’t miss out!

When:           Monday, April 15th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where:         The Garden House, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (10901 Old Cutler Rd  Coral Gables, FL 33156)

Topics:

  • Pests and Pathways into Florida,
  • Agencies Engaged in Pest Detection,
  • European pepper moth,
  • Light brown apple moth,
  • Mexican rice borer, palm weevils,
  • Texas Phoenix Palm Decline,
  • Palm mite, Bondar’s Nesting and Rugose Spiraling whiteflies.

* Hands-on activities and a pest-scouting walk *

 Presenters:

  • The University of Florida (UF)
  • UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension,
  • The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) and
  • USDA APHIS-PPQ.

Registration: FREE but limited space to 40 participants.  Email: Dr. Hamel at jhamel@ufl.edu.

Questions? Call 305-248-3311 EXT 241

Thanks

Vanessa Campoverde

UF/IFAS Comm. Horticulture Agent!

 

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