The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

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

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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

 

1st annual South Florida-UF Bee workshop! July 19, 2013

Dear green thumb:

The upcoming beekeeping extension event hosted by the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory at the University of Florida, will offer the 1st South Florida Bee College (SFBC) to educate anyone interested in honey bees or beekeeping about the subject.

A novice will learn new skills and a newbie can walk away knowing how to start beekeeping.

Beekeeping and the pollination services it provides support the vitally important agriculture community Florida is known for.

SFBC will be held August 16-17 at the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie. We are hosting Florida’s first Spanish-language beekeeping course track and have a 22-class honey show open to all registrants.

For registration: Click here

Agenda: 2 day schedule here

Thanks

Miami-Dade Comm. Horticulture Agent

Vanessa Campoverde

 

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!

 

Whitefly sampling and new UF website! August 14, 2012

We had an amazing program on August 7, thanks to the participation of over 70 Miami-Dade growers, pest control supervisors, Extension specialists and chemical industry representatives together at UF-Extension Auditorium in Homestead, Miami area.
UF Extension Whitefly program

UF entomologists: Drs. Mannion and Osborne gave talks on Identification of the current whiteflies species affecting Miami ornamental plants; chemical management; resistance due to wrong identification and alternative management control using natural enemies like biological agents.

Your Miami-Dade UF Extension agent: (me) taught growers and pest management supervisors about key points for a successful identification of the whitefly they want to control.

Also your UF-Extension Agent taught about how to sample for whiteflies and how to use the new and FREE University of Florida Extension Whitefly website! With tools for educators, professionals and homeowners! Click here

Visit: UF-Miami Dade Extension website calendar or contact me at evcampoverde@ufl.edu for more educational classes for your institution.

See you in our next event: Farm Labor Safety! in English and Español! September 11.

 

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s A Whitefly!!! July 13, 2012

I guess they never asked Superman to get rid of whitefly pests! Otherwise it would have been a painful defeat for the super hero against thousands of little warriors (each adult is approx. 2 mm long)

Whiteflies love South Florida and I am not kidding. Go outside and look at some palms or that black, sticky and sugary substance aka “honeydew” all over Miami-Dade county cars and landscape…yup! That was probably caused by an innocent whitefly population.

If you are annoyed by these white fellows, imagine growers and landscapers who have to deal with thousands of whiteflies attacking their crops. Just as an example, Ficus (rubber trees) used in fences are a heaven on Earth for one type of whitefly. Another whitefly likes pretty much any green plant (they are voracious)…Homeowners, pest control agencies, municipalities and green industry in general are literally pulling their hair to manage this pest.

The University of Florida Extension Office located in Homestead is putting together a program: “Whiteflies for ornamentals on in South Florida” August 7th with two Ornamental entomologists, your UF-Extension agent and industry representatives will be together in the same location for you to get all the research based information needed to learn how to identify and understand better types of management based on an accurate identification of each type of whitefly.

For more information on the agenda and to register for this great workshop click here: Online registration