The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

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

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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

 

 

South FL Plant Disease Update-2013 August 16, 2013

Do you work with: Aglaonemas, Anthurium, Cordylines, Gardenias, Mandevillas, scheffleras, Lucky bamboos, Areca, Foxtail palms, Phoenix canaeriensis, Jamaican caper trees, Cypresses or arugula and the list continues.

Don’t miss out the latest plant diseases report affecting foliage, palms, trees, grasses and succulent plants in Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach areas.

Learn how to identify what is affecting your business and how to start controlling it. Also don’t wait until last minute to collect your free pesticide CEU’s, we are giving 2 category CEUS for this program. Read the list below. Lunch included! So what are you waiting?

Have you registered yet?

If you need pesticide CEUs, the following categories will be given:

  •  Private Applicator-Ag,
  • Demo & Research
  • Ornamental & Turf
  • Limited Landscape Maintenance
  • Limited Lawn& Ornamental and
  • Commercial Lawn & Ornamental

The University of Florida Extension in Miami-Dade County and TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic are pleased to announce the upcoming:

                                       South FL Ornamental Disease Update & management!

  • We will share some interesting facts of the latest pests affecting the economy of the green industry in South FL environment.
  • Also, Dr. Palmateer (Head of the Plant Diagnostic Clinic) will share with us, the predominant pest (fungal and or bacterial) affecting our plants in nursery and landscape. With live samples and management options for those diseases you found in your Hibiscus, Mandevilla or in your Ficus perhaps.
  • We will work on an informal forum with growers attending this program to record what other issues we need to start paying attention and create a prevention workshop in advance.
  • Please share this information with your peers. CEU and lunch available for you.

Late Registration:        Click here or type: http://soflpestupdate13.eventbrite.com

When:                          Thursday, August 22nd. From 9 am to 1 pm

Where:                         UF/IFAS Extension office in Miami-Dade

 

Manejo Integrado de plagas en español June 3, 2013

IPM in Spanish: (English summary) 

This is a basic training on IPM in Spanish with plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria or insects.

Pesticide, ISA and FNGLA CEUs will be provided. You need to register: via online or by mail. Also be present from beginning to end to claim CEU at the end.

Where:        UF Extension Auditorium. 18710 SW 288th St. Homestead 33030 FL.

When:          June 18th from 9:00 am. to 1 pm.

Cost:            $20.0 until June 7, $ 25.0 after that. Includes course, materials, refreshments and lunch. Online flyer

Online registration: Online Registration

If you have issues with links, go to our website (Calendar) Call our support staff at 305-248-3311 EXT 225.

Este es un entrenamiento básico que cubrira enfermedades genrales afectando plantas ornamentals causadas por un hongo, bacteria, virus o insectos. Si necesita CEUs, puede colectar ISA, FNGLA y FDACS en esta clase, pero debe registrarse via online o por correo y estar presente desde el inicio hasta el final de la clase.

Donde:       Oficina de Extension de la Universidad de Florida. 18710 SW 288th. Homestead 33030. FL

Cuando:     El 18 de Junio desde las 9 am hasta la 1 pm

Costo:         Hasta el 7 de Junio es $20.0, despues del 7 es $25.0. Incluye el curso, materiales, bebidas  y almuerzo.

Lupas magnificadoras estan a la venta en la pagina de registro via online. El volante esta abajo pero puede verlo Volante/Información

Registro Online: Registro via online

 

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!

 

Rat Lungworm Confirmed in Giant African Land Snail Sample in Miami-Dade County October 29, 2012

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Scientists with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Plant industry (FDACS/DPI) have confirmed rat lungworm parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, in samples of Giant African Land Snails (GALS) collected as part of the ongoing eradication program in Miami-Dade County.

“The confirmation that a small portion of the giant African land snails infesting Miami-Dade County contain rat lung worm is not surprising, however it is disturbing,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

Rat lungworm parasite can be found in snails or their “slime” (mucus), and if ingested may cause a form of meningitis.

Please, avoid handling the snails and instead  call the Division of Plant Industry toll-free helpline at 888-397-1517 to report snail sightings.

State and federal agricultural agencies have been conducting an aggressive eradication program since the giant African land snail was identified in Miami-Dade County in September 2011.

(Click in the hyperlink to see the life cycle of this parasite) Lungworn parasite life cycle

  • To date, more than 88,000 snails have been collected on 400 positive properties in 18 core areas of Miami-Dade County.

 §  GALS has not been found outside of Miami-Dade County.

Remember: identify the pest you are dealing with!!!

If you have questions, contact you local UF/IFAS Extension office

Your agent

Vanessa