The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

We have moved!!! http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/miamidadeco/ September 25, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:02 pm

Dear Followers and clients:

We continue improving ourselves to serve you better! For that reason, We are moving into the improved UF/IFAS BLOG platform:
http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/miamidadeco/

Please follows us in the new address.

Thanks

Vanessa Campoverde

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Water webinar series delivered to you! September 16, 2013

Would you like to attend a class about irrigation topics from the comfort of your chair?

Now, you and your peers can attend not one but several webinar on water, irrigation and agriculture. Hosted by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI). Crop health, agricultural water security and environmental footprint are three interconnected sustainability issues of national significance. This webinar series presents the latest research data that are crucial to address these complex issues. Specifically, this series will focus on irrigation pathogens and recycled water quality.

Webinar Schedule

Time for all webinars will be 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time. Meeting space for all webinars will be https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/irrigation-water/.

October 10 at noon: A path to plant biosecurity, water and environmental sustainability: SCRI project overview. For all the following webinars. Click on Schedule

Connection Instructions

To attend the Irrigation Water Webinars

  1. Open a web browser and go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/irrigation-water/
  2. Select “Enter as a guest”
  3. Type in your name
  4. Dial the conference phone number: 1-888-619-1583
  5. Enter this participant code: 491981

For those who have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before

It is recommended that prior to the webinars you run the Adobe Connect Connection Test.

This diagnostic test will ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible Adobe Connect meeting experience. The diagnostic test checks for the following:

  • Clear connection to Adobe Connect
  • Updated Flash Player
  • Bandwidth availability
  • Latest Adobe Connect Add-in

Regards,

Vanessa Campoverde (evcampoverde@ufl.edu)

UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension Agent

Commercial Horticulture Program in Miami-Dade County

 

 

 

Do you know an amazing woman in agriculture?? September 12, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 8:21 pm

Commissioner Putnam is now accepting nominations for 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. 

This prestigious award is given to a woman leader who makes a significant contribution to Florida’s agriculture industry

Click Woman of the year 2012 to view last year’s honored winner.

Commissioner Putnam will honor this year’s winner on Monday, February 10th during the 2014 Florida State Fair, so please save the date.

Would you like to nominate someone?

Then, click on the following link Registration

Fill out the application and mail to:  Commissioner Adam H. Putnam, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Office of External Affairs, Attention: Cheryl F. Flood, Florida Citrus Building, 500 3rd Street NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881.

Or  email the application Cheryl.Flood@freshfromflorida.com , please confirm that it has been received by the Office of External Affairs.   In addition, our fax is 850-617-7744.  Applications are due Oct 25th.

More information you can visit the website at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Marketing-and-Development/Agriculture-Industry/Agricultural-Awards-and-Honors/Woman-of-the-Year-in-Agriculture-Award.

The application deadline is Friday, October 25th.  If you have any questions you may call 863-297-3212.

Good luck!

Vanessa Campoverde

UF/IFAS Extension agent

 

 

2013 Hurricane peak season in South FL September 10, 2013

Filed under: Education — Vanessa @ 6:38 pm
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The graphic attached shows that although the basin-wide peak number of storms over the past 100 years falls on Sept 10th, the dates of hurricane landfalls in South Florida going back to 1865 tells a slightly different story. Out of the 46 hurricanes that have either directly or indirectly struck mainland South Florida since 1865, 28 have made landfall after September 10th (61 %). This is a significant statistic and illustrates the fact that we are historically vulnerable to hurricanes in the month of October – well after the “peak” of hurricane season.

 

New Job available: Landscape Maintenance in Miami September 5, 2013

Filed under: Job opportunity/ trabajos — Vanessa @ 9:03 pm
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Interior & Exterior Landscape Maintenance Technician Job

Description :

Join award winning 25 year old Interior-Exterior Landscape & Christmas Decorating Firm as an Interior or Exterior Landscape Maintenance Technician. Pease submit your resume, by fax or e-mail, if you have the following background and desire to have fun at work, while working for a cutting edge firm.

Primary job will be to provide interior or exterior plant maintenance services, including pest control and quality control, to various clients as well as assist on either interior or exterior landscape installations, as needed, and possibly work in landscape nursery.

Primary job will be to provide interior or exterior plant maintenance services, including pest control and quality control, to various clients as well as assist on either interior or exterior landscape installations, as needed, and possibly work in landscape nursery. Detailed Job description as follows

1. Provide detail oriented services to interior or exterior landscape material, where knowledge of pruning is required.

2. Follow threw of records to ensure daily logs completed.

3. Assist on any interior-exterior landscape installation as required.

4. Provide excellent customer service.

5. Ability to work closely with Principals & co-workers (must be a team player) to accomplish tasks at hand.

6. Other duties associated with landscape maintenance

7. Light duty @ nursery, including fertilization and pest control.

8. Possible light errands, if no one else is available. Normal Hours M-Th, 8:00-5:00. Fridays and Saturdays will be available at certain periods of the year. Part-time: Flexible schedule 2-3 days per week.

Requirements:

 1. One year of Professional Experience required working in Landscape Maintenance or degree-coursework i n Horticulture or related field.

Ability to identify plant species by name a plus.

2. Knowledge of pruning preferred.

3. Knowledge of chemical & organic pesticides/fertilizers, including rates and applications a plus.

4. Ability to work in a fast paced setting with varying tasks to complete.

5. Able to lift 40 pounds.

6. Self starter and highly organized.

7. Motivated.

8. Fluent English (bi-lingual a plus).

9. Florida Drivers License required with a good Driving Record. Ability to drive a 12,000 lb. GVW Delivery Truck a plus.

10. Major in biology, botany, horticulture, architecture or science preferred.

11. Outgoing and must enjoy exercise.

12. Strong communication skills.

13. Knowledge of green walls and green roofs a plus.

14. Passport a plus.

15. Background profile & drug test will be conducted on qualified applicants

 

Location: 1970 NW 129th Avenue; Unit # 101

Miami, FL 33182

Base Pay: $10.00-$15.00 per hr., dependent upon experience

Other Pay: Perks for outstanding performance

Employee Type: Full time and Part-time

Industry: Environmental, Hotel – Resort

Landscaping

Manages Others: No

Education: High School

Travel: Negligible

Relocation Covered: No

Contact: Debra Smeltzer. # 305-593-5256; ext. 2#

Fax: 305-593-9438

E-MAIL: debra@greensleevesinc.com

 

UF/IFAS Farm Labor Supervisor Training Program–Homestead

Morning Sessions:

  • Wage & Hour: Minimum wage, hours worked, wage summary, working conditions
  • Discrimination/Sexual Harassment (EEOC): EEO case studies, child labor, human trafficking

Afternoon Sessions:

  • Worker Safety
  • Safe Driving: Vehicle inspections, driver preparation, defensive driving

WHO:   Supervisors of farm workers including field supervisors, Labor Contractors, crew leaders, growers, bus and van drivers, office staff including payroll and HR

LANGUAGE: English and Spanish: Please select which option when registering online: Online Registration

FEE: $ 80.00 includes lunch

Help protect your company from costly mistakes!!!

Limit your potential liabilities that may result from unknowing non-compliance.

Show your buyers and employers you know the regulations.

Your Miami-Dade UF/IFAS Comm. Horticulture Extension Agent

Vanessa Campoverde

 

Strong Tree Roots in the Nursery and Landscape September 4, 2013

If you work in the Green industry, you are invited to attend the 2013 Workshop hosted by The University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade:

 Strong Tree Roots in the Nursery and Landscape:

Improving Tree Health and Anchorage

This program is offered every 2 years and you can’t miss it.

You will learn about root problems, anchorage, grading, inspection issues and about  trees in the nursery and landscape. There will be hands-on time with more than 25 samples to work with.

CEUS: 4 FNGLA, 2 FDACS Pesticide, 3 LIAF, ISA.

Main Speaker: UF/IFAS Dr. Ed Gilman

He has assembled a unique urban tree teaching program for helping municipalities, contractors, arborists, educators, growers, landscapers, and others design and implement programs for promoting better tree health in cities. He conducts educational programs in tree selection, nursery production, and urban tree management nation-wide for a large variety of audiences. He has published more than 96 scientific peer reviewed journal articles in his 30 years in academia and working with the industry. His research emphasizes tree pruning, nursery production, anchorage, and tree establishment. He has published more than 150 technical articles in newsletters and trade magazines and annually presents research results to colleagues at professional meetings across the US and other countries. He is the author of six books and maintains a massive web site on urban trees.

For more information open the attached flyer or hurry up and go to the Registration:  Online registration HERE

Your Miami-Dade UF/IFAS Comm. Horticulture Extension Agent

Vanessa Campoverde